February 16, 2021
Police in the Western Region has saved an Ecobank branch at Esiama from being robbed in the early hours of Saturday, February 13 2020.
The cops said they received a distress call about five robbers attacking the bank and holding the security on duty captive.
“Police proceeded to the scene where the robbers opened fire upon seeing the Police. Police returned fire, leading the robbers to flee into a nearby bush,” a statement from the police narrated.
The cops rescued the private security man of the bank and another who was on duty at an adjacent ECG office.
The security personnel had their hands and legs tied with ropes.
The police added that they retrieved one AK 47 assault rifle with tempered serial number and 28 rounds of live ammunition from the direction of the bush where the robbers fled.
Other items retrieved include an industrial cutter, crowbar, screwdrivers, damaged padlocks and four BB spent shells.
Police observed among others, that the armed robbers damaged the burglar-proof and the glass door leading to the banking hall.
Meanwhile, a search has been mounted to arrest them and “we urge residents of Esiama and surrounding villages to report suspicious characters, especially those who present gunshot wounds to hospitals, clinics and herbalists for treatment”.