The Agona Swedru Police has expressed concern about the rise in armed robbery in the town in recent times.

The police said the town had experienced three armed robberies within one week and appealed to the residents to reactivate their neighbourhood watchdog committees to assist the police to bring the situation under control.

The Agona District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police Benjamin B. Bakomora, told the GNA that in the first incident the robbers attacked the house of a computer engineer and took away valuable items.

The robbers attacked two teachers staying in the same area in the second incident and robbed them of their mobile phones and other valuables.

Mr Bakomora said the district police command was short of personnel because most of them had been sent outside the district to perform duties.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Osei Kwadwo, the Swedru Divisional Crime Officer, said some personnel have been brought from nearby districts to assist.

He said the Agona District Assembly has provided two pickups for patrols and appealed to the public to assist the police with information about criminals.

Source: GNA