The Police in Ashanti Region have gunned down a suspected robber after an alleged exchange of gunshots along the Anwiankwanta-Obuasi Highway.

According to the Police, the incident occurred at a robbery prone area between Heman and Akokoaso communities.

“Four unmasked men, wielding a shotgun and machetes emerged from the nearby bush flashing their torchlights and signalling oncoming vehicles to stop,” said a statement from the Police.

“The one wielding the pump action gun on seeing the Police vehicle immediately fired at them. The police also returned fire leading to his death”.

Police in Ashanti Region gun down one suspected robber

The other three suspects however managed to escape through the bush.

Body of the deceased has been deposited at the St. Peter’s Catholic Hospital morgue awaiting identification and autopsy.

The Patrol team later arrested three suspects along the road.

The three – Umar Boobey, 59; Jibor Karim, 28; and Saadoh Ali, 23 – have been detained for investigations.

The police say the suspects had on them, one short locally manufactured gun, two live and two empty AAA cartridges, one short machete, two torchlights, four mobile phones and assorted dresses.