Jul 3, 2013, 11:17 AM
A police patrol task force called Rake Crime and Criminal has arrested four men suspected of breaking into the house of one Ma-Fanta Hydara of Brusubi Phase 2 on Sunday between 05:00hrs and 05:30hrs.
The young men, Omar Ceesay, age 27 of Tallinding; Modou Gaye, 29 of London Corner; Ebrima Mbowe, 25 of London Corner, and Modou Jallow 25 of Bundung are accused of stealing Ma-Fanta’s valuables including money, 1 IPad, 2 Samsung mobile phones and jewelries.
The police PRO, Inspector Foday Conta, said as the police were on their routine patrol, they saw the four suspects in a yellow Mercedes Benz taxi with a registration number BJL 5612 G.
The patrol team pursued and caught the taxi and escorted it to the Brusubi Police Station for further police action.
Conta said after thorough interrogation, the suspects confessed to have stolen the items from a particular compound which was later known to be Ma-Fanta’s house in Brusubi Phase 2.
They led the police to the compound and found Ma-Fanta, who later joined the police at Brusubi Police Station to give her statement.
The police PRO said according to investigations, Ma-Fanta was sleeping when she noticed there was a strange noise in her compound.
As she woke up to find out what the noise was all about, she saw two men standing beside her bed with knives. They asked her to be silent otherwise they would stab her; she obeyed. They then demanded money from her, saying she must give them money if she wanted to be safe.
Conta said Ma-Fanta gave the young men D600 which was in her possession at the time. They then continued on their search in her room and that of her daughter before leaving.
All the stolen items and money were recovered and are under police custody together with the 190 E Mercedes Benz taxi which was used in the operation.
The police PRO said of recent, many people have been complaining about frequent road and criminal activities, such as house breaking and stealing in Brusubi and the environs.
“Based on this the regional police command headed by Commissioner Aminata Ndure in collaboration with the Police Senior Management deemed it necessary to strengthen security in the form of constant patrol so as to counter criminal activities in the area,” he said.
“Furthermore, the office of the Inspector General of Police warns the general public, especially those involving in criminal activities, to distance themselves from such because the police will never relent in the fight against crimes and criminalities and anyone caught in any criminal activities will be dealt with seriously according to law.”