Juveniles arrested for stealing

Three juveniles between the ages of 17 and 18 have been arrested by police in Manus over a break and enter incident that took place on New Year’s day.

The three allegedly broke into a shop, owned by a Bangladeshi man in Lorengau, and got away with cash and goods worth K36,061.50.

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said they broke into the shop using a bolt cutter and took off with K20,500 cash and cigarettes worth K15,561.50.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man from Manus has also been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

Police say the accused was under the influence of alcohol when he entered the victim’s house through the window while she was asleep and assaulted her.

Another man has been arrested and charged for unlawfully wounding a 20-year-old from his village.

From Ndranou village in the Bupi Chupen Lelemadih LLG, 35-year-old Kara Pomeri is alleged to have used a Tramontina bush knife to cut the right hand of Israel Bernad.

All the arrested persons are awaiting court appearance at the Lorengau District Court.

Sally Pokiton