Armed robbery suspect caught

A suspect has been caught following the robbery of a sales team of a major company in Port Moresby’s Vadavada.

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.

Police personnel tracked the suspects on foot and managed to apprehend one of them (pictured), who was later identified by the victims as the one who was armed with a bush knife.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police for NCD/Central, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “The Zone Support Unit is an initiative by Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou, of which I intend to enhance and build into a Sector Response following that of Lae SRU.

“I have already had dialogue with Governor of NCD, Powes Parkop.

“Next week I will be meeting with Metsupt NCD and his three Zone Commanders to prepare a plan for us to have a new Sector Patrol unit formed to enhance the capabilities of the three policing zones in NCD.

“Sector Patrol will provide quick response to clamp down on any form of crime.

“A brief will be provided of our plan after presenting to Governor NCD, acting Police Commissioner and the two acting Deputy Commissioners.”

Press release