Traffic came to a halt Thursday afternoon at the Tema TDC traffic intersection when over 123,000 cedis robbed from a Lebanese businessman scattered on the streets as police gun down the robbers.
The two robbers who trailed the Lebanese, Mashood Hamid, from the Tema Community 1 branch of Zenith Bank where he had gone to withdraw 123, 345 cedis at about 12:30 p.m.
At the TDC traffic light, they two robbers who rode on a motorbike ambushed him when the light turned red.
They shot at the tyres of the vehicle to immobilize him before snatching the money, the police said.
An alarmed was raised and a police patrol team within the area pursued them. The robbers were said to have engaged the police in a shootout which resulted killing the two robbers.
One died on the spot and the other later at the Police headquarters.
“The money scattered on the streets,” the Tema police said, noting people around then scrambled for the banknotes “leaving only 2,500.00 Ghana cedis salvaged by the complainant”.
Police have described the gun used by the robbers as “powerful”.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the robbers have been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue.