The people of Marjay Town Community at the far west have become very vigilant, as a result of persistent armed robbery.
This was demonstrated last week, when an armed robber was found dead on the road- side bleeding profusely.
According to sources, armed robbery has become an issue of the day within the community, where armed robbers attacked residents and stole generators and other properties worth millions of Leones, while in another incident, a woman together with her husband were brutally attacked in their home, in which the woman was raped and stabbed and many cases have been reported to the police but no drastic action have been taken.
Marjay Town, a secluded area, quiet and peaceful inhabited mostly by the affluent, has suffered greatly in the hands of armed robbers mostly coming from the Lumley and Kaningo axis.
Residents have raised concerns over this issue, with the police at Adonkia and Lumley on several cases, therefore they called on the security personnel to put measures in place, as there is no police patrol within the area and the community people disclosed that the police post there does not have the capacity to withstand these criminals.
As a result, residents are frightened and scared to go out at night, for fear of being attacked by robbers.
According to some youths of Marjay Town, if no proper security is put in place, they will form a vigilante group to help secure the area, as lives and properties are at stake. They warned that any armed robber caught within the area will be dealt with drastically.
Two unidentified bodies were also found at the Goderich Community, believed to be armed robbers.
By Mariam Bah
Wednesday April 16, 2014