Seven suspected armed robbers, specialized in robbing in police uniforms, were on Tuesday September 9, arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP).
Ammunitions, DVDs, cell phone and other materials were also arrested during the early morning raid by the police force, police spokesmen, Sam Collins told the press Wednesday, September 10.
Addressing journalists at the headquarters of the LNP, Collins said the men along with their female accomplices, were rounded-up at the Chugbor area, in the Road Old Community, Monrovia.
From their confessions, Collins further explained, it was gathered that the robbers were among the most notorious criminals being pursued by the LNP.
He was quick to point out that the suspected robbers were undergoing investigations.
The latest arrest comes nearly two days, after 10 suspected armed robbers and a Lebanese national were apprehended by the police in separate raids in the Somalia Drive and Paynesville communities.
“During the arrest our men managed to seize guns, ammunitions and other materials that were used to perpetrate their operations against peaceful individuals,” the police’s chief spokesperson added.
“We are going to crackdown on armed robbers and those people who would like to take the law into their own hands. People who are terrorizing peaceful civilians, won’t thrive. We will pursue and arrest them. We are not going to relent in our duty to protect lives and properties throughout the length and breadth of this nation,” he warned.
Before their arrest, Collins noted the gang had terrorized and raided innocent people thereby making away with valuable items, in the Old Road area.
Meanwhile, the police spokesmen, disclosed that they have arrested a man identified as Marco, who is described as a notorious armed robber.
Collins said Marco was a member of a gang that robbed the Ecobank, Bong County branch in 2012.
In that robbery, the police spokesmen claimed, one and a half million of United States Dollars and two million Liberian Dollars were stolen from the bank.
Marco who had evaded arrest for 2 years was finally arrested recently at his home in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the police spokesmen said.
He assured that officers were currently working hard to ensure that the wave of armed robbery in the country stops immediately.