Residents were shocked when gun-wielding robbers on motorbikes brazenly strike at the two shops in the full public glare during rush hours in April and June this year.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command says two suspects who are members of a syndicate operating in Accra and Kumasi have been arrested after being captured in CCTV footage.
“The Bantama robbery incident and that of Buokrom are very similar. It is this very syndicate who perpetrated that crime,” Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Godwin Ahianyo has said.
Three robbers, armed with foreign pistols, stunned residents of Bantama when they robbed workers in a mobile money shop after taking them hostage at about 7 pm on April 21, 2021.
The robbers are seen ordering shop attendants at gunpoint to pack cedi notes into plastic bags in an operation that lasted about two minutes.