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11 men arrested in attempted bank robbery

The Liberia National Police (LNP) say it is investigating 11 men who were arrested early Sunday morning, 25 June in Grand Bassa County, while allegedly attempting to arm rob a branch of Global Bank in Buchanan City.

A statement issued in Monrovia Monday, 27 June says the men who were held in police custody at the time of the issuance of the press release were caught with various instruments that were intended to be used in their operation to rob the bank.

Police claim that guns and rounds of ammunitions were also seized from the suspected robbers. The arrest of the suspect came as a result of a tip off alerting police of a planned attack on the bank’s facility in Buchanan.

A police press statement says preliminary investigation indicates that most of those arrested have served sentences at various prisons around the country for various offenses. At the same time police investigators are probing a June 16, 2017 robbery incident at the Freeport of Monrovia. The probe is said to have established that unspecified amount of cash was stolen from the port and other valuables.

Police say the robbers also hit an Ecobank window at the port, allegedly damaging the bank’s CCTV equipment. An attempt to open the bank’s vault failed, police say.–Press release

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