Armed robbers breaks shop in Abuko

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Alleged armed robbers who are said to have come in a van are reported to have broken the shop of one Muhammed Lamin Bah, a Guinean national residing in Abuko in the Kanifing Municipality.

The Point has been informed that the robbers stole valuable items and some cash of D120, 000. The incident is alleged to have occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday between 3:40 and 4:00 a.m.

Mr. Bah said the armed robbers came with a red mini-van and broke into his shop while he was sleeping. He said he heard some noise and when he came out, he saw the armed robbers with knives, cutlasses, scissors and others sophisticated weapons.

He said they drove away with their mini-van when he shouted for help, adding that he tried to chase them towards Tabokoto but could not reach them.

He further narrated that the armed robbers went away with ten bags of rice worth eleven thousand five hundred dalasi (D11, 500), four bags of sugar worth 5,400 dalasi, five gallons of cooking oil worth 4,750 dalasi, one carton of battery worth 1,900 dalasi, one carton of milk tin at 520 dalasi and other valuable materials including his alien documents.

Salieu Jallow, another victim from the same area whose shop was also robbed by armed bandits, said his shop was robbed twice by armed criminals and went away with D30, 000.

Mr. Jallow further appealed to police to be making frequent patrol in the area to combating activities in the community.

Author: Lamin Gibba