Robbers attack 2 filling stations, made away with GHC21,000
A three-man robbery gang has made away with a cash of about GHC21,000, after attacking two separate filling stations at Oborpah, in the Upper Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region.
A driver’s mate, who is believed to be in his late thirties, was also strangled to death by the suspected armed robbers.
The robbers tied the deceased’s hands and legs together during the operation at a filling station.
The deceased, who was said to be sleeping under a truck parked at the Safety Fuel filling station, was mistaken for a security man on duty, according to myjoyonline report.
They first attacked the Safety Fuel filling station and bolted with GHC16,040 after they threatened the attendants on duty.
The group then stormed the Pacific Filling station, which is about 150 metres from the former and few metres from a Police checkpoint on the Odumase Krobo-Asesewa Highway.
At the Pacific station, they took away GHC4,886.00 after threatening to shoot Samuel Mensah, a 23-year-old supervisor.
They, however, fled the scene before the Police arrived.