Inspector General of Police Gregory Coleman says the safety of the Liberian state and people will not be compromised by any means under his watch.
He said the LNP will continue to be vigilant in the discharge of its duty by creating a safer environment for Liberians and foreign residents.
Addressing journalists over the weekend following what he described as a shootout between officers of the LNP and a gang of armed robbers, Col. Coleman said one armed robber was killed by police in Saye Town, Sinkor on Saturday.
He said men with guns and cutlasses invaded two homes, upon which LNP officers tried to bring the situation under control.
Col. Coleman said the police have stepped up their search for the remaining robbers who are on the run.
“The police action of combating the robbers that resulted into the death of one of them, identified as one of those who have been terrorizing the neighborhood, was lawful,” Col. Coleman said.
According to some of the residents who spoke to the police, they were made to turn their faces to the wall at gun point as the robbers took away their valuables and cash.
The residents lauded the LNP for their rapid response in bringing the situation under control. The LNP has meanwhile informed the public not to provide hideouts for the remaining robbers.