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Police injure suspect in failed robbery

Between 4.30 and 5pm, three armed men attempted to hold up a fifth element Hilux with its occupants, but failed and ran back towards the settlement.

Zones Response Unit 300 was on routine patrol around the area when they were alerted by members of the public.

They gave chase on foot, managing to shoot one of the suspects armed with a homemade gun. The other two suspects managed to escape.

That same day, police report that occupants of a Nissan Navara were held up at Malolo Estate at Eight-Mile at about 5pm.

Suspects in K43,000 robbery detained

Acting Assistant Commissioner and Commander NCD-Central, Anthony Wagambie Junior, said four gunmen posing as customers forced their way into the shop when the security steel door was opened by an employee, held up the Asian manager and stole the cash and a Sig Sauer automatic pistol kept in a drawer inside the shop.

Acting ACP Wagambie Jnr said the firearm theft is worrying and police are now working around the clock to identify the suspects and recover the weapon.

Acting Commissioner condemns police officer’s killing

He has directed additional police reinforcements and detectives to Tari to investigate the shooting.

He said the killers must be arrested and the stolen police issued firearms recovered.

Manning brushed aside suggestions that this could have been payback killing for the alleged police shootings at Erima in the National Capital District.

RPNGC to recruit uni graduates

Police Minister Bryan Kramer mentioned this in Parliament whilst responding to a ‘question without notice’ from East Sepik Governor Allan Bird.

In today’s Parliament sitting, East Sepik Governor Bird asked if there are any plans to plug the gap whilst waiting for new officers to be trained under a two-year program. He is concerned that this gap, which currently exists, and has existed for some time, has contributed to the lack of command and control in the police force.

Laptops stolen from secondary school

On Saturday October 5th, seven suspects armed with bush knives broke into the Manus Secondary School computer laboratory in the early house of the morning.

Six laptops valued at K12,000 were stolen during the incident.

Manus Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said school properties and materials must be respected as they are important for students’ learning.

Investigations are still underway.

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Housing scheme for police personnel

Minister Bryan Kramer said he will discuss with cabinet to engage potential contractors to look at establishing similar housing projects as that done by Red Sea Housing at Bomana, outside Port Moresby.

Discussions have taken place also with Nambawan Super on its three to four thousand housing project, with possibility of the police department securing at least 500 for its employees.

Minister Kramer said such housing schemes are necessary in the case that a police officer retires, he may as well own the house that he has been occupying.

Commander apologises for Erima disturbance

Disgruntled relatives of two deceased men came out and blocked off the Erima road following the confrontation between police and settlers on September 28th.

“Last night a couple of innocent travelling public had their vehicles damaged by missiles; one vehicle overturned when the driver tried to do a U-turn when seeing the melee ahead,” said chief superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

“This brought so much fear to the travelling public.

Two deaths, several injuries following Erima clash

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said police were conducting their operation under the Erima flyover settlement, which is known as Taripex, when they were attacked by a group of men who were allegedly under the influence of alcohol.

The police vehicle used that time was stoned by the group of men. The NCD police boss said the unit then retreated and requested for back up, where the law enforcers retaliated soon after.

Suspect killed in POM shootout

The incident started from Gordon’s KMC all the way to RH Hypermart gate.

The acting NCD/Central police commander, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said Boroko Criminal Investigation Division (CID) had followed intelligence reports and had gone to KMC Gordon’s where there was a planned armed robbery.

“The armed gang were using a white sedan; investigations will reveal if it is a stolen motor vehicle or not because there were a number of registration plates in the vehicle,” he said.

Prison escapees on sex crimes recaptured

A total of five arrests were made for escapees from the Lorengau Correctional Service last week and charged for escape.

The lack of manpower, rundown facilities and overcrowding of prisoners are among many issues faced at this correctional institute, which needs the urgent attention of the CS management, even for a small province like Manus.

The following were recaptured last week: