By Bekai Njie
A large number of Police and military are currently searching a man suspected of being the robber who attacked the Jah Oil Petrol Station in Brikama, West Coast Region (WCR).
According to our sources the incident happened yesterday afternoon and has created divided opinions among inhabitants in the metropolitan town of Brikama.
The spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) Spt. David Kujabi, has confirmed the development to our reporter.
PRO Kujabi explained that the robber with a motorbike came to the Jah Oil and went into the store where he found the staff of the petrol station counting their monies for onward delivery at the bank.
The robber then fired two rounds on the wall, demanding that the staff should put the money in his bag, which they did, explained PRO kujabi. “When the robber stepped out of the store he was pursued by security, but he decided to leave the motorbike and joined a taxi which was standing around a mechanic garage and went in the forest.”
The police spokesperson could neither confirm the kind of gun the suspected robber used nor the amount of money taken by him.
Our reporter has been informed that there is a thorough search going on in the Nyambai Forest where the suspected robber is believed to be hiding.