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Police, armed robbers exchange fire

Police say they have exchanged fire with three armed robbers in Brewerville, Montserrado County, following a tip off from a family of being attacked by armed robbers.

Police Zone Six Chief Superintendent Blama Yancy told this paper on Thursday, 12 October that he received a call from one of the residents of Brewerville, reporting to have been attacked by some armed robbers.

Before police responded to scene of the attack, Mr. Yancy says the suspect had already fled. But he says his men managed to trace the suspects by following their mark of their car tires and finally encountered the suspects at Iron Gate.

Mr. yancy says in the process of tracing the suspects, he had made a call instructing officers to close all check points along the route to Brewerville, denying the suspects of further escaping.

He says when the robbers could not make their way through Iron Gate, they started shooting at police officers. Mr. Yancy says the police had no option but to return fire at the armed robbers, wounding two of them.

Sup. Yancy says the wounded robbers were about to be taken to Redemption Hospital for treatment, following which they will be sent to court.

He claims that the robbers have admitted to their involvement in attacking the residents of Brewerville, and also took blame for other recent incidents in District #17.

Police say they retrieved all arms and ammunitions used by the suspects. Speaking to this paper, one of the robbery victims Mrs. Rholda G. Kemoh said when she came from the bathroom she saw three men in her room, asking her for money.

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Upon telling them that she did not have money, the victim said the robbers tied her husband and threatened to kill him if she did not give them money.

To avoid her husband being harmed by the suspects, Mrs. Kemoh says she took the money that her husband gave her for her son’s school fees and the one also intended to be used upon giving birth.

Upon giving them the money, she says they took her to her bathroom, cover her and and absconded the scene before police arrived there.

The robbers claimed that they are engaged in the act due to hardship here.

By Bridgett Milton–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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