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Armed robbery suspect caught

At about 2pm on September 20th, a sales team was held up by three armed men while they were coming out of Vadavada.

The sales team had been on their routine runs to check on shops with their products. Three men – two armed with homemade guns and one with a bush knife – held them up and robbed them of K100 each as well as property to the value of approximately K3,000.

A telephone call was made to the NCD toll free number where a Zone 3 Support Unit, which was on routine patrol along Vadavada backroad, responded and was at the scene within minutes.

Armed robbery prompts call for border post

Member for South Bougainville, Timothy Masiu, issued the call following an armed robbery at Maleai village, in the Solomon Islands on February 5th.

South Bougainville and Solomon Islands police reported a group of five suspects from Siwai, in South Bougainville, hijacked a banana boat and its skipper at gun point and ordered him to travel to Shortland islands.

There they held up a Chinese businessman at Maleai village, where they robbed him off beche-de-mer, solar panels, 200 litres of fuel, mobile phones and solar batteries.

Suspects rob shop in police getup

The armed robbery occurred at Titan Supermarket.

Eyewitnesses reported that the incident took place on Sunday, August 26th, between 5 and 6pm, whilst customers were still inside, going about their business.

Two of the suspects, in full special services uniform, were seen in the CCTV footage accosting two Asians in the shop.

They then proceeded to ransacking the cash register as well as helping themselves to flex cards and bulk smoke packets.

4 year-sentence for armed robbery

One of those youths was sentenced to 4 years in jail with hard labor by the National Court today.

Toho Peter lived at the 2 mile settlement. He stole a hand bag belonging to Lena Wafinduo on 7 April last year.

She was travelling on the bus to 4 mile when Peter robbed her, taking her bag while armed with a bush knife at the last bus stop at 2 mile hill.

Quick response by her husband and other police officers led to the apprehension of Peter that same day.

Armed robber shot dead by shop owner

There were up to 15 men who walked into the shop at about 7am in the morning when they opened for business. 

According to Lae police from CCTV footage viewed, it was seen that the men pretended to be early morning shoppers, but then pulled out homemade guns and bush knives attacking and chasing the security guards; some of which tried to force their way into the area where the cash register and other staff were. 

Armed robbery dominates plea cases

In fact, there has been a growing number of armed robbery cases in Lae in recent years.

Most of the accused who have appeared in court have pleaded guilty to the offences and were sentenced accordingly by Justice Panuel Mogish in the months of June, July and August last year.

Last Wednesday was no different with two cases of armed robbery that went before the court.

Trial on for Kone armed robbery

Sese Mala of Lelefu village, Malalaua, is alleged to have been involved in the armed robbery of 777 Pokies bar and restaurant, along with five others, on June 30, 2015.

The court was told today that Mala and others entered the 777 Pokies bar and restaurant between 2pm-3pm, took valuables from customers, cash, alcohol, flex cards and cigarettes, all valued at K5000, while armed with two factory made pistols.

They made away with K2000 cash.

At the presentation of the charge against him in court, Mala pleaded not guilty, which prompted the commencement of the trial.

VIDEO: Stabbed with a butter knife

Rose Wouwou of Mundrudeu village in the PNKA LLG , Lorengau was arrested after she stabbed the victim with a butter knife on the 20th of June 2017. 

 

Imelda Wavik with more 

Three on trial for armed robbery

Anasi Apak of Lufa, Eastern Highlands, Robin Badui Jnr of Dagua, East Sepik, and Kimugo Komafe of Kainantu, Eastern Highlands Province, all pleaded not guilty in court today to the charge of armed robbery.

They appeared before Acting Justice Daniel Liosi, where each of them pleaded not guilty to three counts of armed robbery.

The armed robbery took place at 8am on 24 August 2015, at Lakatoi place, East Boroko.

Lae armed robbery suspects arrested

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr said the suspects were part of a gang that held up staff of a mobile phone company outside ANZ Bank, Market Branch.

“Good investigative work by Lae CID led to one of the suspects being intercepted whilst travelling on a vehicle along 7th Street,” Wagambie Jr said.  

“He led police to the next suspect.”

Wagambie Jr said the second suspect is currently out on Court bail for another armed robbery case.

“When he was taken to his residence for a search, the magazines of a pistol which was stolen were found.