The anti-crime unit of The Gambia Police Force said Saturday it arrested at least 10 suspected robbers.
The 10, arrested from various locations across the Kombos, have been charged with breaking and stealing, while others face charges of receiving stolen property, police deputy PRO Foday Conta said.
Police displayed items allegedly stolen by the robbers in Sukuta, Salaji, and elsewhere which include a pistol, flat screens among other valuables at its headquarters in Banjul.
They told journalists that the 10 had confessed to these crimes.
Deputy police PRO Foday Conta said the new unit will leave no “stone unturned” in clamping down on criminals.
“We can assure the general public that people are safe and wherever criminal activity takes place, the police will always be there to foil it, he added.
The operations commander Gorgi Mboob, said the suspects broke into “thirteen different shops” in Banjul alone.
“In the Kombos, they broke into 10 residents. They said they don’t remember the other residents because they were so hyper at the time.”
The police said the arrests were made after a tip from an informant but wouldn’t reveal who that informant was.