Woman, 30, Detained on Charges of Banks Armed Robbery

Handcuff-e1424220786333(LINA) – The Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has detained at the Monrovia Central Prison a 30 year-old woman for allegedly burglarizing the First International Bank (FIB) on Broad Street.

Defendant Helena H. Swaray was on March 2 arrested by the Liberia National Police based upon a complaint filed by the Deputy Managing Director of the FIB, Madam Rhohda Dallmoos.

She alleged that the defendant, along with several others to be identified, broke into the bank during the night hours of December 12, 2015, and made away US$236,584 and L$3,306,997.

The complainant stated that the defendant along with several others armed with single barrel shotguns, cutlasses and other deadly weapons put guard Peter Kollie, who is the security assigned at the Presbyterian Church Compound adjacent the FIB, at gunpoint, criminally broke into the bank and took away the money.

During Police investigation the defendant admitted committing the crime and named her accomplices as Harris Quollin, David Jallah, Alexander Jerry, Mark Wilson, Raza D-Boy and Papie, said to be the master planner of the burglary.

Defendant Swaray is currently detained awaiting court trial, while the others are still on the run.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.