Assin Southern District Police Command on Saturday arrested a former detainee and his accomplice for allegedly stealing a tricycle and a motorbike in Manso, near the district capital Darmang.
The suspect, Abeku Acquah, 33, was jailed five months ago for stealing around 1,000 poultry from a poultry farm owned by a customs official in Assin-Manso.
A police source told the Ghana News Agency that the ex-convict and his 14-year-old accomplice were arrested in Assin-Kyinso after being told the tricycle they were riding had run out of fuel.
The items were reportedly stolen from Assin-Fosu in Fosu Municipality to be transported to Mankesim for sale.
Assin-Manso Assemblyman Mr Williams Appiah alleged that the suspect and other accomplices terrorized market women and shopkeepers in Assin-Andoe and praised the police for their efforts.