A 25-year-old fuel station attendant at Star Oil, Assin Adubease, in the Assin South District of the Central Region, is in critical condition after he was allegedly shot and robbed by a suspected armed robber.
Nicholas Anderson reportedly sustained gunshot wounds in the arm following the attack.
The victim, who was bleeding, was rushed to St. Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin Fosu but was later referred to Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
According to another worker at the same fuel station (name withheld), the suspected robbers came in a mask and first pointed a gun at her head.
The robbers the victim noted robbed them of their sales, a situation she added has created fear and panic among them and residents in the area.
The victim explained that the suspected robbers sneaked through the back door while wearing a black shirt, covering his face with a mask, and wielding a short gun.
Meanwhile, the residents who were terrified by the incident blamed the attack on the constant darkness in the area.
They have appealed to security agencies to beef up security in the area to reduce the rate of crime and attacks.