This is according to the daily crime summary provided by the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Operations, Jim Andrews.
The two crimes include one stealing of motor vehicle and one grievous bodily harm.
Brief statements of crimes reported:
- NCD/CENTRAL COMMAND
Armed Hold up/SMV – pending; Andy Napi a resident at Murray Barracks was held up by six unknown suspects armed with a homemade gun at Waikele Market, Gerehu Stage Six. The suspects stole his vehicle and drove off towards Gerehu Stage Five. Matter was reported and the suspects and vehicle still at large.
Grievous Bodily Harm – pending; A man was admitted and later discharged from the Port Moresby General Hospital. Albert Raphael residing at Badihagwa village was poked in his right eye with a peeler by the suspect, Vagi Voe of Hanuabada Village. The incident resulted in permanent blindness to his right eye. Investigation is continuing while suspect is still at large.
Brief statements of three follow up arrests and one re-arrest reported:
- NCD/CENTRAL COMMAND
- Armed robbery – One follow up arrest made; A prime suspect in relation to a robbery committed on November 30th, 2018, at China Harbour NARI was caught on the 25th of January 2019 at the ATS market. He was part of a group of seven suspects who were armed with a factory made handgun and entered the admin office of the said company and allegedly stole K23,200 cash and iPhones valued at K15,550 before escaping. The suspect was formally arrested and charged and taken to the Boroko holding cells.
- Armed robbery – One follow up arrest made; Martin Kakeni of Gorari village, Kokoda, in Northern Province. He is a suspected escapee in a string of murder and robbery in NCD and was recently arrested, charged and detained at the Boroko cells. On 12th February, 2017, Kakeni allegedly pretended to be a customer with his two accomplices entered the Duffy Cafe in Port Moresby, ordered food, then held up the staff with four factory made pistols and made off with K12,000 cash.
- Arson – One follow up arrest made; A prime suspect was arrested following an incident at Gereka on January 19, 2019. Albert Jack, aged 29, from Kivori Poi in Kairuku, Central Province, was apprehended at his village and handed over to CID General Squad after days in hiding. More suspects will be apprehended when identified by witnesses.
- Wilful murder – One re-arrest made; A wilful murder escapee was re-captured on 15th January 2019 and detained at the Boroko Police Station. Nathan Epe is one of the prime suspects in the murder of Daniel Patrick on March 29, 2018. He was recaptured and formally arrested, charged and locked up.
All other provinces reported nil major incidents for the last 24 hours.