"Monoprix" Loses L$95m Goods

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

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The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

Posted July 15, 2003

The over 50,000 residents of Bushrod Island and its environs will have to travel miles for supermarket shopping. This is due to the looting and subsequent burning of the nation’s oldest supermarket following the recent gun battle between the Liberian Government forces and the rebels Liberian United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD).

The Monoprix Supermarket which is located at the Point Junction on the Island, was completely looted on June 12, 2003 during LURD’s first attack on Monrovia and its suburbs.

During the tour of looted businesses on Burshrod Island recently, our reporter observed that the warehouse of the Supermarket before the Bong Mines Bridge in Logan Town was completed ransacked and looted.

The supermarket itself was looted from the back and the top. After the looting spree by the doers, the supermarket was set on fire.

Among other businesses vandalized, looted and ransacked was the Island’s largest bread producer, the Family Bakery also in Logan Town before the bridge.

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