The 32-year-old Shadrack Mensah was arrested on Monday, 28th April, 2014 after he had robbed a student of her Acer laptop, Samsung and Nokia mobile phones and a cash of GHS 52 that same day.
In an interview, Legon District Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Basintali revealed that the robber had specialized in snatching bags of students of the University of Ghana along the Evandy and Pentagon Hostel road.
According to DSP Basintali, Mensah was arrested after he had allegedly succeeded in snatching the bag of a female student around 7:50 am on the fateful day when she was on her way to lectures. The suspect, who was hiding in a nearby bush, suddenly emerged.
The Legon District police boss said when the lady refused to surrender the bag, suspect, who was armed with a knife, slashed her thighs. He explained that upon realizing that his victim was helpless, Shadrack Mensah then snatched the bag from her and jumped into the bush.
The victim’s bag, contained an Acer laptop, Samsung, and Nokia mobile phones and an amount of GH¢52.
The victim then rushed to the police and reported the matter.
He said the policeman who accompanied the victim to the scene of the crime, spotted the suspect coming out of the bush and was given a hot chase. He was arrested and the bag retrieved from him.
In suspect’s caution statement, he admitted to the act and would be sent to court for prosecution.