Three armed robbers were Thursday evening arrested by residents living around Osu after the armed robbers had snatched a bag belonging to a foreigner which contained an unspecified amount of money.
A taxi driver was alerted by an alarm raised by eyewitnesses while the suspects made their escape on a motorbike.
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The driver rammed his vehicle into their motorbike which disoriented the suspects briefly after attempting to drive off to prevent arrest or been lynched. They, however, took to their heels and residents took them on in a hot chase.
One of the suspects who was carrying a cutlass was cut down by the angry residents who arrested him and handed him over to the police.
Two others were later apprehended.
They are currently in the grips of the Osu police in the Greater Accra Region.
This week has been very bad as armed robbers stole an undisclosed amount of cash in a daylight operation Tuesday morning at the North Industrial Area.
Only 24 hours later, a Lebanese cashier was shot dead in his car as an armed gang trailed him after he had withdrawn 200,000 cedis to pay salaries.
A mother was fatally stabbed later in the evening at Obuasi in the Ashanti region.
These crimes have put the police under intense pressure to demonstrate to the public they can protect lives and properties.