Tamale: Armed robbers wearing smock and nosemask snatch Landcruiser, huge cash from businesswoman


A renowned businesswoman within the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region on Thursday dawn lost her brand new Toyota Landcruiser cross country vehicle and an undisclosed amount of money to suspected armed robbers.

Hajia Sawdatu, owner and Chief Executive Officer of Fataw Bicycle a popular restaurant within Tamale had her unregistered vehicle snatched at gunpoint by the robbers who were suspected to be trailing her.

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Police in Tamale who confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com revealed that it occurred at Jisonaayili a suburb of the metropolis.

“They had in their possession a pistol and an AK 47 rifle and were speaking English”, a family source had revealed.

Details of the physical description of the suspected criminals remain sketchy but it is gathered that one wore a smock and covered his face with a nose mask while the other wore a black shirt.

Car snatching is gradually becoming a norm within the Tamale Metropolis as a Toyota Hilux pick-up vehicle belonging to a pharmacist was snatched at gunpoint by unknown persons.

This came barely a month after the same model of vehicle with registration ER 3516-19 belonging to the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council was allegedly snatched by armed men in the same town.

The vehicle with registration number GE 1566-17 was snatched by the armed men at the gate of the victim’s home at Foe, a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis at about 10pm according to the police.

While waiting for the main entrance of his house to be opened, the bandits numbering about three signaled him to roll down his side glasses but when he was resistant, they pointed guns at him, took the vehicle, bundled and blindfolded him into it.