K1.2 million airport heist

Court: Police must conduct record interview

If the record of interview is not done by police and no files served before March 29, the Waigani Committal Court will strike out the case.

This was the direction of Magistrate Mekeo Gauli on Wednesday when the case of Alex Una returned before him for mention.

Alex Una, 38-years-old, from Gogoi village, Rigo, Central Province first appeared in court on December 7, 2016.  He was formally charged on Dec 1, 2016, with armed robbery.

Three months and one week later, the record of interview is still yet to be conducted by police.

K1.2 million airport robbery vehicle recovered

Believed to be an inside job, the armed men drove off the airport in a white Ford Ranger XLT which was discovered a day later at Five-Mile- Erima area.

Airport commander Robert Wane says the suspects are alleged to have crashed the Ford Ranger there after shifting the money to two Toyota Land Cruisers and taking off.

The suspects however are still at large and police are still investigating the whereabouts of the money and the suspects.