Police in Gbarnga, Bong County have launched an investigation into an armed robbery incident that occurred over the weekend in the county.29 years old Abel Popo narrowly escaped death over the weekend after some unknown armed men broke into his house and placed inhabitants under gun point.
The suspects were said to have made way with LD$500,000 and USD$400 including a laptop computer and customers’ phones.Our correspondent says the robbery occurred around the Frank Joe Community in Gbarnga at 1:00 AM.
According to victim Abel Pope, he heard the voices of some unidentified armed robbers that were intruding the victims’ house.The suspects allegedly announced that they were in search of Abel Pope to kill him if he refused to provide them what they would request for.
According to Abel, the unknown armed men entered and made away with his business money, laptop and customer’s phones.Victim Abel Pope is a Gbarnga based money exchanger.
The NewDawnnewspaper also solicited the views of some of the community residents that were in their various dwelling places during the robbery incident.Some of the residents say they did not come out due to fear that they would have been harmed by the unknown armed men.
They however explain to our correspondent that the unidentified gunmen were all dressed in clothes that made it difficult to identify the suspects.Korlee Kennedy, one of the residents, explains that he and his son were in their room when they heard the abnormal noise outside of their house.
He says they decided to protect themselves, yet the robbers took his US$60 away.
Police Chief Superintendent Federick Nappy says police will do all they can to bring perpetrators of the crime to justice.
He notes that this is not the first time for cases of such to be reported, maintaining that the police have always tried to arrest those involved in armed robbery cases.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong –Edited by Winston W. Parley