Police in Monrovia have arrested a suspected ranking armed robber Emmanuel S. Kennedy, and a female accomplice, Linda Cooper, with a short barrel gun and several rounds.
They were held in handcuff at the National Police Headquarters when the authorities displayed lethal weapon, ammunition and other green looking substances allegedly confiscated from the accused. Mr. Collins said investigators made the arrest Monday in the Chicken Soup Factory community of Gardnerville based on intelligence received.
“A single barrel short gun and rounds [of] ammunition, including other proceed of crime were discovered from his home,” Sam said of suspect Kennedy.
Kennedy has allegedly been on the run, having led numerous armed robbery attacks, and was allegedly in a hideout with his friend Linda Cooper when they both were arrested by police.
In some historical background, Sam recalled that on 29 August 2012 suspect Kennedy A.K.A Shakaveh, was involved in an armed robbery of a white land cruiser jeep conveying an amount of US$150,000.
He said the amount was being conveyed from Monrovia to the Liberia Agriculture Company or LAC situated in Grand Bassa County, when Kennedy and his accomplices attacked the vehicle and made away with the aforesaid cash.
In the case of the US$150,000 robbery, Sam said suspect Kennedy’s accomplices included Solomon Mayson, David Gaye, Marcus Dunn, Aloysius Kieh, Patrick Gargar, Dester Yeabahn, Charles Gray and Abraham Kemoh.
Citing another instance, he said on 24 September 2012, the very Kennedy again connived with suspects Bill Nicol, Constance Jallah and Sam Howard to storm Ecobank Liberia’s office situated on Cuttington campus in Bong County.
In this armed robbery attack, the police said the named suspects inflicted multiple wounds on the staff that were met on duty, using armed and other deadly weapons.
“They made away with US$240,588.00 [plus] LD 1,745.375.00. Moreover, on February 7, 2014, he was a ringleader in an armed robbery incident in Zubah Town involving US$70,000.00 worth of gold,” the police spokesman recalled.