A police patrol team last night shot and killed two suspected armed robbers on the Tema Motorway.

The robbers, who attempted to snatch a taxi from its driver, engaged the police in a gun battle when the patrol team stumbled on the scene.

Those who escaped death and arrest, however, did not escape from injuries.

Police Public Affairs Director, DSP Kwesi Ofori told Joy News the robbers used such force that the police were left with no choice but to employ appropriate force to subdue them resulting in the two deaths.

He said the armed robbers were believed to be more than five.

According to him, since some of them escaped arrest, they could pose potential danger to unsuspecting drivers.

DSP Ofori therefore advised that drivers to drive protectively and avoid dangerous street corners.