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Armed robbers terrorize Jamaica Road residents

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A gang of 10 armed robbers have terrorized residents, including shop owners and customers in Jamaica road community, robbing them of valuables. Eyewitnesses narrate that the robbers, dressed in green reflective jackets with faces covered with masks, fired bullets in the air, sending panic among residents.

The owner of a local business, M. S. B. Provision Shop, explained that while he was attending to some customers, the armed gang rushed in his shop where other customers sat, drinking coffee and others waiting to be served, and discharged rounds of single-barrel, terrifying the entire place.

He lamented that thereafter, the robbers held everyone at gun-point, threatening to shoot anyone, who will alarm, while they forced him to disclosed where he kept his money, which they took away.

According to Bah, the armed robbers also entered anothershop owned by one Musa Lamin, and stole cell-phones, money, and personal effects of the shop owner and customers.
He said the situation led neighbors in their community to quickly go indoors, for fear of being targeted by the criminal gang.

It was further revealed that the situation also caused several entertainment centers in the area to ask their customers to leave immediately to enable them shutdown. Victim Lamin said no one sustained jury, but the armed gang traumatized customers who came to transact business, leaving them to tremble.

He added that community dwellers tried calling the Liberia National Police (LNP) but the Police arrived at the scene 30 minutes after the robbers had escaped the scene. Last week, two men armed with single-barrel gun fired and robbed a foreign business center of two bags containing thousands of dollars, escaping through Vai Town community, Bushrod Island.

By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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