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Robbers Arrested At Ecobank’s Vault

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Robbers Arrested At Ecobank’s Vault

Police have arrested four armed robbery suspects, while trying to break into the Ecobank’s vault in Kakata, Margibi County, using welding machine.

Acting police spokesman Lewis Norman, said suspects Sam Gray (37); Emmanuel Okoro, (34); Musa Kamara (19) and Papa Donson were arrested on Sunday at about 3 to 4am after they burst into the bank and used their oxygen welding machine to break its vault. But Norman said the suspects did not succeed getting money from the vault.

Earlier on November 16, 2012, the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County arrested seven other armed robbery suspects at about 2am, while in the process of breaking into one of Ecobank’s sub-branches in the provincial city.

A release issued by the LNP Public Affairs Office said the suspects were armed with several instruments, including electrical drill machine, 1,000 keys of different kinds, screw driver, steel rod, and drove in a grey vehicle with plate number BC-5722 to commit the crime. Suspects arrested in Zwedru include six Liberians and one Nigerian all said to be residents of Monrovia and Zwedru, respectively.

Police authorities say suspects James Phillip Toe, 31; Winston Mulbah, 30; Mark Beefoe, 35; David Kanneh, 35; and Sampson Toe are residents of Monrovia, while Jackson Ego, 33; and David Williams, 33; reside in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

According to the police, the suspects involved in the two separate armed robbery incidents on Ecobank sub-branches in Kakata and Zwedru will face investigation and subsequent trial in the respective areas of the incidents.


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