Six armed robbers attacked Golden Stock Warehouse, a custom bonded warehouse in Tema Industrial Area at 02:30 hours on Sunday and engaged two soldiers on guard duty in exchange of fire, leading to the death of one of the robbers.
The Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Augustine Gyenning who disclosed this to newsmen in Tema said the deceased was identified as Daniel Osifu, a Nigerian Clearing Agent.
ACP Gyenning said the information on the Identification Card of the deceased revealed that he was working with Daniel Ventures, a Nigerian firm.
He said the robbers left behind 10 live cartridges, two spent shells, a shot gun, two pinch-bars, a big hammer and clothes that they might have used after the robbery.
ACP Gyenning said from the time the robber was shot, police retrieved a mobile phone from him to monitor calls on the phone and received a call from one Kalou and Semi and a text message from a lady called Helen.
The Regional Commander said the police also retrieved a key from the deceased with the holder bearing the number five, believed to be the key to the guest house where he was lodging.
He appealed to all hospitals and other medical centres to inform the police of any person who reports with gun shot wounds for treatment.
ACP Gyenning said another member of the gang believed to have received fatal wounds was carried away by his colleagues.
He said a private security man on guard at the warehouse whose name was given as Foster Asamoah, was shot in the arm and the eye by the robbers and is currently receiving treatment at the Tema General Hospital.