The Regional Police Command for Bono, Bono East and Ahafo, has recorded a drastic decrease in robbery cases from January to July this year.
The number of cases so far numbering 20, shows a reduction of more than 100 percent as compared to the same period last year, which was 69.
The Regional Commander for the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions, Deputy Commissioner of Police Godfred Owusu Boateng, announced this at a get-together to mark this year’s West Africa Security Services Association (WASSA) celebration in Sunyani.
The achievement he said is as a result of the Police’s strategic and operational tactics employed to fiercely fight crime, and combat highway banditries to minimise and prevent them from happening in the region.
DCOP Boateng said the Police is collaborating with the GPRTU and other transport unions, to provide adequate security for travellers, particularly traders on notable routes in the region.
He said there are many snap check points mounted at robbery-prone areas, in addition to a number of day and night patrol teams working assiduously to stop the criminals from operating.