A suspected armed robber on the wanted list of the police has been arrested in Accra.
Stephen Quarshie, alias Bossing, an ex-convict, is said to be part of a group involved in a number of robberies at filling stations and shops in Tema and Accra.
He was released during the Justice for All programme in 2010, after serving three-and-a half years jail term at the Nsawam medium prison.
Quarshie, together with others on the run are said to have robbed a filling stations which include at Kpobinman on June 8, where they stole GH¢4,000 and he had an amount of GH¢1,300 as his booty.
The group is alleged to have also robbed Antis Shop at Haatso in February and he received GH¢1,500 as his share. They also snatched a lady’s bag containing GH¢20,000.
Briefing the press in Accra yesterday, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Patrick Eden Timbillah said Quarshie and his gang had since last year, been attacking shops in Accra.
“Their operation normally takes place between 1:00pm and 3:00pm when it is believed shops might have made substantial sales,” he said
DCOP Timbillah said on May 8, around 2:pm, Quarshie and his group attacked a filling station at Amasaman and the police moved swiftly to the scene but the escaped.
He said based on intelligence report gathered, the police on July 4, arrested Quarshie at his hideout at Kuntunase near Amasaman, adding that a search in his room revealed a Gussi gun with six rounds of ammunition concealed in a bag.