Police Charge Eight in Buchanan Armed Robbery

BUCHANAN, Grand Bassa – Police have finally charged eight of the ten persons arrested in connection with the June 25 attempted armed robbery at Global Bank’s branch in Buchanan.

The charges were leveled against them on Thursday, June 29 following an investigation by police and a complaint from Global Bank’s Buchanan branch manager, Princess K. Kollie.

The charges included armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession and sale of physical objects for lethal use, aiding and abetting, burglary, and criminal mischief.

Most of those charged were from the Greater Monrovia region. They included Emmanuel Brooks of Logan Town, Wayea Tarnue of Clara Town, Varney Kamara of the Freeport community, Johnson Okun of Point Four, and Moses Perry Fallah of Caldwell. Zaytu Zinneh, who was initially referred to as ‘Z-Man’ was, however, from Buchanan.

The suspects have been remanded at the Upper Buchanan Prison compound for trial on Tuesday at the Buchanan Magisterial Court.

Two single-barrel shotguns, two live single barrel rounds, one drilling machine, one hammer, two screwdrivers, along with other tools, were confiscated when the police carried out the arrest.

These objects were described as physical evidence during the presentation of the multiple charges that landed the men in jail.

Kollie, the Global Bank manager, said there were no losses of cash, but she added that the padlocks and cylinder locks on the front steel doors of the bank were damaged due to the incident.

According to police sources, 10 persons were arrested within the bank after they had gone through the second door of the bank’s entrance. The suspects were heading to the third door towards the vault of the bank when they were arrested. Others were arrested outside, within the vicinity of the bank.

The investigation by police established that the two persons released were unconnected to the crime.

Featured photo by Prince Wonplu

Sampson David

Sampson G. David is a journalist with over eight years of experience. He is a deputy manager at the Diahn-Blae Community Radio Station, a correspondent of the Liberia Broadcasting System, and a sophomore student at Starz College of Science and Technology, studying Management Information Systems.

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