Seven suspected armed robbers, specialized in robbing in police uniforms, were on Tuesday September 9, arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP).Ammunitions, DVDs, cell phone and other materials were also arrested during the early morning raid by the police force, police spokesmen, Sam Collins told the press Wednesday, September 10.Addressing journalists at the headquarters of the LNP, Collins said the men along with their female accomplices, were rounded-up at the Chugbor area, in the Road Old Community, Monrovia.From their confessions, Collins further explained, it was gathered that the robbers were among the most notorious criminals being pursued by the LNP.He was quick to point out that the suspected robbers were undergoing investigations.The latest arrest comes nearly two days, after 10 suspected armed robbers and a Lebanese national were apprehended by the police in separate raids in the Somalia Drive and Paynesville communities.“During the arrest our men managed to seize guns, ammunitions and other materials that were used to perpetrate their operations against peaceful individuals,” the police’s chief spokesperson added.“We are going to crackdown on armed robbers and those people who would like to take the law into their own hands. People who are terrorizing peaceful civilians, won’t thrive. We will pursue and arrest them. We are not going to relent in our duty to protect lives and properties throughout the length and breadth of this nation,” he warned.Before their arrest, Collins noted the gang had terrorized and raided innocent people thereby making away with valuable items, in the Old Road area.Meanwhile, the police spokesmen, disclosed that they have arrested a man identified as Marco, who is described as a notorious armed robber.Collins said Marco was a member of a gang that robbed the Ecobank, Bong County branch in 2012.In that robbery, the police spokesmen claimed, one and a half million of United States Dollars and two million Liberian Dollars were stolen from the bank.Marco who had evaded arrest for 2 years was finally arrested recently at his home in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the police spokesmen said.He assured that officers were currently working hard to ensure that the wave of armed robbery in the country stops immediately.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A Guyanese man is facing human trafficking charges in the United States after allegations that he engaged in sexual activities with a minor who had been trafficked by a relative.Latchman KaladeenLatchman Kaladeen, 49, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was on May 17, 2019, identified by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in Florida as one of nine men allegedly involved in sexual activities with the same minor.The men were charged with human trafficking, conspiracy to commit human trafficking and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.Kaladeen, according to Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis, was previously deported in 2005 and is currently on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer and is expected to be deported again once the current case is completed.According to Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Kaladeen had also been arrested last year for solicitation of a prostitute and was able to avoid a detainer by using one of several aliases which the department has identified.According to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip in May 2017 about ads on the now-shuttered website, Backpage, featuring the girl. An undercover operation was launched within 24 hours and led investigators to a filthy Hernando County home with bare concrete floors strewn with animal urine and faeces, the Sheriff said, where the victim lived with the accused trafficker. The victim was taken to a safe house for juvenile victims of trafficking outside the area.According to the report, the two-year investigation relied on interviews and documents to work through the prior six months, Nienhuis said. Investigators found that the accused trafficker posted the ads on Backpage and took money from clients, and sometimes left the girl with them overnight in other counties. Also arrested were Luigi Barile of Spring Hill who was arrested in Hernando County, Matthew Doyle of Spring Hill arrested in Hernando County, Joseph Easton of Inverness, Bryan Joseph Giguire, James William Hancock, Shawn Christopher Henson, Jason Michael Raulerson and Lawrence Edward Kemble. Doyle is a 39-year-old Fire Service lieutenant, while Luigi Barile is a 38-year-old restaurateur and co-owner of the popular Chefs of Napoli II.
He equalled the record of Jupp Heynckes, Bayern’s head coach, who missed Saturday’s game with flu.Heynckes also scored in 11 consecutive home games for Borussia Moenchengladbach in 1972/73.Despite Lewandowski’s feat, Bayern captain Thomas Mueller scored the goal of the day in Germany to seal the win which restored Munich’s 18-point lead as Schalke drop to sixth.With barely five minutes gone, Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann blocked Mueller’s fierce shot, but Lewandowski was on hand to tap in his 19th league goal of the season to equal the record.Schalke drew level when Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, who will join Bayern next season, mistimed a bicycle kick from a cross, but Franco di Santo fired home on 29 minutes.However, Mueller then scored one of his finest goals in the famour red shirt on 36 minutes.He sprinted onto a Arjen Robben pass in the area, but instead of passing inside as the defence expected, fired home from the tightest of angles past the despairing Faehrmann.“It was bitter to concede the goals, especially the second,” admitted Faehrmann.“I thought it was going to be pulled back inside, but you can’t assume things like that against Mueller.”Mueller said it was a lucky strike.“Arjen played it deep, I didn’t really have time to see where to put it, I just hit it and had a bit of luck that it went in,” said the Germany star.Bayern have now won 21 of their last 22 games in all competitions.– Batshuayi nets again –Earlier, Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea, scored his third Bundesliga goal in two games in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 home win over Hamburg. Dortmund signed the 24-year-old on loan for the rest of the season after selling top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal last month.Batshuayi is supplying the goals after marking his debut by netting twice in a 3-2 win at bottom side Cologne a week ago.“I’m very happy, the most important thing is we won and remain high in the table,” said Batshuayi with Dortmund third.As promised, the Belgian celebrated with a somersault after scoring on his home debut.US winger Christian Pulisic threaded a pass through the Hamburg defence, which Batshuayi met at the far post for a tap in on 49 minutes.A dull match was lit up by Dortmund’s second in the dying stages when Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze netted after coming off the bench.Loan star: Michy Batshuayi celebrates scoring for Dortmund again © DPA/AFP / Guido KirchnerDortmund’s injury-prone Germany winger Marco Reus returned after 259 days sidelined by a torn knee ligament.The win left Dortmund third, a point behind second-placed RB Leipzig, who won 2-0 at home to Augsburg on Friday with Liverpool-bound Naby Keita hammering home a free-kick.– Frankfurt go fourth –Eintracht Frankfurt stormed up to fourth with a 4-2 thrashing of bottom side Cologne. Ante Rebic gave Frankfurt an early lead, but Cologne striker Simon Terrode equalised with a second-half penalty.Frankfurt defender Marco Russ headed the hosts back into the lead for his first goal since overcoming cancer in 2016.French defender Simon Falette and midfielder Marius Wolf scored in quick succession to stretch Frankfurt’s lead to 4-1 before Terrode grabbed Cologne’s second with a header.Bayer Leverkusen dropped to fifth after a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Hertha Berlin as Valentino Lazaro and Ivory Coast veteran Salomon Kalou scored.Hoffenheim earned their first win in six games with a 4-2 thrashing of Mainz as strikers Adam Szalai and Andrej Kramaric scored twice.Freiburg lost for the first time in nine league games, crashing to a 2-1 defeat at Hanover 96, whose midfielder Felix Klaus scored the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Heaven eleven: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scores against Schalke © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNBerlin, Germany, Feb 10 – Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski scored in his 11th consecutive home league match in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Schalke to equal the Bundesliga record.The Poland striker, who now has 26 in all competitions, has netted in all of Bayern’s league games this season at the Allianz Arena.
NEW YORK – A giant, inflated cartoon character was led down Broadway six months ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade so its maneuverability in high wind could be analyzed. Monday’s test of the yellow Pikachu balloon follows last year’s accident in which two girls were injured when an M&Ms balloon struck a light fixture along the parade route and debris fell on them. Engineers and parade experts will examine photos and video of the Pikachu balloon’s movement and the work of several dozen handlers on the ground and report to a panel that is studying balloon safety. Pikachu is one of the characters from the Pokemon series of video games, cartoons, books and trading cards. The balloon bobbed along about 20 to 30 feet above the street Monday. The weather service said wind in Manhattan gusted to 20 mph during the day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsGuidelines say the balloons must be grounded if winds reach 23 mph with gusts stronger than 34 mph. Last year in Times Square, tethers of the M&Ms balloon knocked off part of a street lamp. Two sisters, visiting from Albany, were hit by debris. One needed nine stitches for a head wound; the other suffered a bump on her forehead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining REVEALED Chelsea target Sandro Tonali has had a £22million price tag put on his head by Brescia, according to Sport Mediaset.The 18-year-old is currently catching the eye in Serie B, but he has been tipped to have a big future at a higher level. MONEY Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested in the midfielder, who has been compared to Italy legend Andrea Pirlo, and have already sent scouts to watch him in action.Brescia are aware of the growing interest in Tonali and will do all they can to keep him for as long as possible.But they have now set an asking price of £22million for the youngster. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow BEST OF ADVICE Sandro Tonali in action for his nation. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football Stories no dice RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Brescia believe that it is a fair price for Tonali, who starred at the European Under-19 Championship in the summer as Italy reached the final.Inter Milan are reportedly ready to meet the asking price, which may spark Chelsea into action.Arsenal and Juventus have both looked at Tonali in the past, but their interest is said to have cooled.