. The criminals took hostages after they realized police had surrounded the building. Oro Governor Gary Juffa commended them for pursuing the criminals and not allowing them to get away.
Governor Juffa also thanked locals who assisted in apprehending four of the suspects who tried to escape on foot.
On Saturday morning February 5, six suspects held up a PMV bus at the Popondetta local market and drove up to town, where they held up the City Pharmacy outlet.
While they were robbing the shop, local police were alerted and quickly surrounded the building.