A police officer and two other individuals escorting an Absa Bank bullion van in the Bono East region have been wounded during an armed robbery attack.
8 unmasked armed robbers attacked the van and successfully made away with its cargo of Ghc 638,000.
The incident occurred whilst the van was being transported to Sunyani.
Armed robbers ambushed the van and managed to injure the police officer on guard, Lance Corporal Yussif Abubakar, driver of the van Frank Agyemang and Sampson Kofi Sarfo, who was on ‘special duty’.
They made away with the cash amount of Ghc 638,000 as well as an AK 47 service rifle Number AZ 5522 loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition plus a police body armour vest.
The three victims were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman where they were successfully treated of their wounds.
The case is currently under investigation.