Residents of several communities in Monrovia and its environs are sleeping on pin and needles as men armed with guns and other dangerous devices rain havoc.
To avert the uneasiness of citizens, the Liberia National Police (LNP) has embarked on rigorous effort to clamp down these hooligans and bring sanctity to the affected communities and beyond. As a consequence, the LNP has arrested four suspected armed robbers for their involvement in series of armed robbery in the Paynesville and Johnsonville communities. According to LNP spokesman, Sam Collins, the four robbers were arrested with three single barrel guns and rounds of ammunitions following their attacks on several homes in those areas. A knife and a pair of scissor were also uncovered by the police. The Police spokesman said the four suspected robbers are in police custody undergoing investigation. They include “notorious Prince Walters 24, a resident of Barnersville Township who was arrested in Johnsonville and has been on the run since 2013. Others are Myers Neville 39, Morris Beyan 36, and Moses Kwenah 29 all of Paynesville City.” “The Liberia National Police is encouraging members of these various communities to assist the police with needed information that will aid the police in the fight against armed robbery and other deadly crimes in the Liberian society,” the LNP said in a statement. The LNP says it will take drastic action against anyone or group of individuals that would be caught compromising armed robbery or any other crime. Also, authorities of the LNP say they have stepped up search for five unidentified gunmen who armed robbed a 32-year old resident of Mango Town in Virginia on Wednesday night, April 13, 2016. The men, according to the victim, were armed with single barrel guns and cutlasses and gained entry into the victim’s house by removing one of the window bars with an unknown object and putting his family under gun point. The victim informed police that the robbers took away 16 pieces of cell phones belonging to his customers, and unspecified amount of United States Dollars. The Liberia National Police upon arriving on the scene uncovered the residue of the gun shot that was fired. The LNP is meanwhile encouraging residents of Virginia to assist the police with needed information that will lead to the arrest of the culprit.