Two men on a motorbike have robbed a mobile money vendor and an adjacent electrical shop at Opeikuma, a suburb of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality.
The two men reportedly entered the mobile money shop around 11 am on Monday and demanded money from the vendor before fleeing.
According to the attendant at the mobile money shop, the robbers made away with an unspecified amount of money and fired a warning shot when passersby were alerted and tried to intervene.
One of the victims, in an interview with Citi News, narrated that “there were three phones being charged and [one of the robbers] instructed us to squat. He then forcefully took the other girl’s bag, and picked up the three phones which were being charged on the floor.”
She spoke of her terror during the attack, stating emphatically;”I don’t want to trade by the roadside again because of the gun that I saw. He might come around again and hurt me. When they were leaving after the robbery, I raised an alarm of robbery and he gave me a stern look which scared me.”
The electrical shop attendant told Citi News that the armed man took away their money and phones upon several threats.
“He asked for our money but we were hesitant and replied that we had no money. When he continued demanding money, I took out the bag containing the money, which he snatched and emptied. He was wielding a gun behind me and asked me to move into the shop. He demanded their money and took away a lot of phones that were being charged. He demanded more money from me, slapped me and threatened to shoot me if I raised an alarm. Later, he instructed us to sit on the ground.”
She added that “he leapt onto a motorbike [which had a rider] and they sped off.”
This incident comes three weeks after a 40-year-old man, Steven Ntire, was shot at Opeikuma Junction by unknown assailants on a motorbike, who also made away an undisclosed amount of money.