Two armed robbers who mounted roadblocks and snatched mobile phones and money from people have been arrested and placed in police custody at Bibiani.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Felix Toya, Bibiani District Police Commander, told the GNA in an interview that on Friday police had a tip-off that a gang of armed robbers had mounted road blocks and were robbing passengers at gunpoint.
He said since the district police command had no vehicle at their disposal, an alternative arrangement had to be made to track down the robbers.
Mr Toya said before the police could mobilize forces, a policeman who was on duty at the Bibiani branch of the Amanano Rural Bank arrested the two suspects while the rest managed to escape.
He said during a search on them the police retrieved a number of mobile phones and money from them.
Mr Toya said two people who sustained injuries through gunshots by the robbers had been treated and discharged at the Bibiani Government Hospital.
They are Mr Augustine Appiah, a businessman from Sankore, and Miss Comfort Gyasi, a teacher at Kwapong in Brong-Ahafo Region.