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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Burglary in Gunjur as residents yearn for security

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By Momodou Justice Darboe

Burglars have carted away valuables worth nearly half-a-million dalasis from the house of a UK-based Babucarr Manjang in Gunjur in an operation many say was the latest in a number of break-ins in that part of the coastal town.

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Reports reaching The Standard from Gunjur say burglaries are a commonplace in the Kaa Jaabang area of the town but sources added that this latest burglary is the first of its kind in magnitude and that the police in the coastal town have already opened an investigation into the matter.

Speaking in an interview with this medium, Yankuba Manjang who’s currently in charge of Babucarr’s house, explained that the break-in was discovered on Friday after the occupants of the house returned from a night prayer.

“I can confirm to you that my brother’s house has been broken into and valuables worth more than D300,000 stolen. The items stolen include 2 by 65 inches Samsung Tv, LG Cinema surround system, a satellite receiver, tower fans, wheelbarrows, internet router among other valuables,” Yankuba, a brother to the victim narrated.
According to him, the matter has already been reported to the police in Gunjur and some officers have in fact visited the scene.

Meanwhile, some residents in the Kaa Jaabang area of Gunjur have made appeals to the government to ensure the security of their persons and property as burglaries have now become sources of concern to them.

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