CCTV footage showing armed robbers riding on motorbikes during their broad daylight robbery mission at Achimota, Accra has finally been shared online. Four armed robbers executed the well-planned and coordinated heist on Monday, September 20, at Achimota along the Accra-Amasaman Highway, as Ghanaians prepared for the holiday the next day. The bandits appeared to have tailed a woman from the UMB Bank branch at Abeka, where she went to withdraw a large volume of money.
Unsuspecting by the victim, two motorcycles carrying the robbers followed her car closely. She used the tunnel below the N1 overpass towards Achimota and stopped about 100 metres from the bridge when the traffic lights turned red. At this point, the lead motorcycle of the robbers stopped in front of her white SUV vehicle while a second motorcycle parked at the side. Two robbers in helmets concealing their faces approached the car simultaneously with pump action guns akin to a scene in a war movie. The motorcycle riders had the ignition on, ready to take off as they waited for their accomplices to get the money from the victim.
One went straight to force open the driver’s door and pointed the gun at the woman. She handed over two bags containing money to the robbers without hesitation to protect her life. The other accomplice tried to open the passenger door but was unsuccessful. At that point, he fired several warning shots into the air. Upon realising that an armed robbery operation was unfolding before their eyes, other road users quickly escaped from the action zone in different directions. The robbers quickly jumped behind the waiting motorcycles and sped off.
Several minutes later, onlookers gathered at the scene where the fear-stricken and traumatised victim sat motionless in her car even after the traffic lights had turned green. The incident created chaos as many people rushed to the scene, causing heavy traffic to build up along that stretch.Some military personnel who were passing stopped at the side of the road, but it was too late to pursue the robbers. The soldiers managed to restore calm and ensured the free flow of traffic.
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