A bullion Van with registration number GN 6956-17 has been attacked Thursday at Okyereko on the Winneba-Accra road.
The suspected armed robbers, numbering about six allegedly emerged from the bush and shot the window at the passenger side of the vehicle where the police security guard was sitting.
The armed men took to their heels after the failed attempt to decapacitate the police officer and the driver of the van.
None of the occupants were injured. The incident was reported to the Winneba police even though it occurred at Gomoa Okyereko.
According to Boagyan, the van was transporting money to the bank.
The Police Commander at Gomoa Okyereko is yet to address the media on the incident.
In the wake of these incessant robberies, the police administration is optimistic that attacks vans carting money will not recur, given stringent measures it is instituting to avert such incidents.
The Ghana Police Service stated that its agreement with banks and other financial service providers remains in force and that, when implemented, it will help prevent such attacks on bullion vans.
“We are hoping that this will not happen again because of the strategies we have put in place. We are alert, this is not only the police service, but it’s the entire security architecture.”
“The resolve of the IGP and the police service is that we nip crime in the bud in this country. It is an activity that is ongoing and requires synergy between and among police officers”, the Police’s Director of Public Affairs, Sheila Abayie Buckman told the media.