Two detained for armed robbery in Eastern Highlands

Two suspects were detained by Eastern Highlands police for robbery on the weekend.

Police reports from Goroka said these two suspects were part of seven suspects who robbed a PMV bus with bush knives at Komiufa village, near Goroka.

It was alleged that the suspects in the pretext of passengers boarded the PMV and whilst getting off at the village, held up the crew and made off with the day's takings.

Police said the owner and relatives were able to apprehend two suspects while the rest are at large.

That was the only major reported in the command, which covers Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands Provincial commands  apart from routine lawlessness which police have taken control of.

Divisional Commander Peter Guinness thanked the general public for simply observing the day with respect and staying out of trouble.

ACP Guinness said it is about time they observe those important days and respect by staying away from trouble and respect for one another.

He expects similar behaviour during the New Year which falls as the end of the week.

Bustin Anzu