Middle Aged Man Arrested For Robbery

Suspect Kofi Sarkodie in Police custody

The Sakumono police have
apprehended a middle aged man for attempted robbery.

The man identified as Kofi Sarkodie
was arrested at Kuntunse near Amasaman through police intelligence. 

He is said to be part of a car
snatching syndicate that has been robbing car rental companies of their vehicles.

According to the police, three
victims have since identified Kofi Sarkodie as their attacker while in custody.

The modus operandi, according to the
Sakumono Police, is to rent luxurious cars from a car rental company to Kumasi
and on the way, the suspect together with his accomplices will then snatch the
vehicle from the driver and escape with it.

Narrating how suspect was arrested
by the police to the media, the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer,
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Effia Tenge said the suspect was arrested on
August 1, 2019 around 1pm at Kuntunse in the Ga West Municipality.

She said the complainant in the
case is a Transport Rental Company manager with office located on the Spintex
Road.

On July 30, 2019, DSP Tenge said
the complainant received a telephone call from a caller who gave his name as
James and wanted a Toyota Land cruiser Prado to rent to Kumasi for two days.

She said the caller told the
complainant to meet him with the vehicle at Kuntunse on the Accra -Nsawam Main
road instead of moving to the office of the company for his particulars to
be taken.

‘The complainant told the police
that he did not have the vehicle specification the caller was demanding and had
to contact a sister rental company for one.”

The Accra Regional PRO continued
that the complainant was then advised by his colleagues to be careful of such
persons since they could be robbers.

“Some of the colleagues of the
complainant who claimed they were also robbed by their attackers through the
same modus operandi, urged the victim to contact the police for assistance if
possibly.”

The Police PRO maintained that the
police then accompanied the complainant to the location where the suspect was
standing to take the vehicle to Kumasi and when they got there, a middle aged
man appeared and sat in the vehicle to be taken to Kumasi and was arrested.

She said upon interrogation at the
police station, the police discovered that there were inconsistencies in his
statement and responses which made the police believe the suspect could be a
criminal.

DSP Tenge said, while in custody,
three other victims reported to the station to identify the suspect as their
attacker who rented their vehicle to Kumasi but ended up snatching the vehicle
from them early this year.

She said suspect, Sarkodie, was
still in their custody assisting police with their investigations.

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey



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