Exclusive information available to ghananewsonline.com.gh indicates that there was an attempted robbery at the Fise branch of GCB Bank at Amasaman in the Greater Accra region on April 17, 2021.
According to the report, at about 0130hrs GMT on the said date, police in Amasaman recieved a distress call from someone who was later identified as Emmanuel Okyere the security man on duty at the bank.
Okyere told the police according to the report that he heard an alarm blowing behind the bank building and upon reaching there he saw someone jump over the wall and bolted.
Police inspection of the scene revealed that two gas pipes were laid from outside the wall to the window of the corridor leading to the strong room of the bank. The robbers according to the report used the gas equipment to cut the burglary proof window to gain access to the corridor but in an attempt to enter, a sensor triggered the alarm making them abandon their equipment and bolted. A cutter was found near the window with welding equipment and about ten nylon sacks left inside the corridor.
The information says the police traced the two gas pipes over the wall to a nearby school and found two gas cylinders there. The police accompanied by the bank’s branch manager who had the strong room keys inspected the bank safe and found it intact.
Police at Amasaman have since confirmed the report.
Watch this space for updates.
By Nelson Ayivor || ghananewsonline.com.gh