The Police have foiled a robbery attack on a gold buying shop at Konongo in the Ashanti Region.
The Police in a release stated that it “received a distress call that there was a robbery attack on the Adom Gold buying shop around 7:30 pm and moved quickly to the scene.”
According to the Police, upon arriving at the scene, the robbers started to shoot indiscriminately while fleeing, adding that an officer was injured in the process.
The release noted that although ‘Police returned fire’, the robbers managed to escape the scene.
“The officer is currently on admission at the Konongo Odumase Government Hospital and in stable condition. The Inspector-General of Police has spoken to him and the commanders on the ground,” the release said.
There is currently an ongoing anti-robbery operation in the area to get the suspects arrested to face justice.
The Police, therefore, urged members of the community to remain calm and be on the lookout for any suspicious character among them.
“We also urge hospitals and other health facilities in the area to report to the Police any persons who report to them for treatment of gunshot wounds or any other wounds,” they added.