Robbery

Police Foil Robbery; Suspects Flee

Milne Bay Provincial Police Commander Superintendent Peter Barkie said the criminals who planned the robbery had put up three road blocks, before they carried out the robbery at Hagita.

PPC Barkie said the incident occurred at night. Police were notified and headed to the location. First, they had to clear off the roadblocks that the criminals had put up. Police managed to get to the crime scene in time to see the robbers loading the safe and stolen goods onto three getaway vehicles. 

PPC Barkie said the criminals took off, leaving their loot behind.

Gang Attack Church Deacon

After attacking the Deacon and his family yesterday morning but the criminals managed to get away, confirmed Madang police. 

Madang Provincial Police Commander acting Superintendent Mazuc Rubiang said it was alleged that the men all armed with bows and arrows, bush knives, wire catapults, stapler guns and axes had entered the house at around 3am.

Robbery Suspects Caught

East Sepik Provincial Police Commander Albert Beli said yesterday morning the duo walked into the store armed with homemade guns. While customers were busy doing their shopping for the New Year celebration, the men pointed a gun at cashiers at the front counter and took the money. Security guards went after them and caught them in the middle of town.

Men Face Robbery Charges

Justin Neve, 28 from Tari Southern Highlands Province, Mafu Daul 29 from Lufa, Eastern Highlands and Moses Eremend, 27 from Wabag Enga Province were accused of stealing K21,487 worth of property from Phone Tech Limited at 8 Mile in Port Moresby on September 8th.

Since their arrest on the same day of the robbery, they have been in custody at the Boroko Police cells.

It is alleged that at around 1pm on September 8th, the three co-accused drove a sedan into the Phone Tech Limited and parked outside.

SHOP MANAGER SHOT DEAD

The Manager came out of his office to investigate a commotion in the shop but was shot point blank as he confronted the thugs as they were helping themselves to the till.

According to eye witnesses the thugs without masks and numbering over 10 entered the premises about 9am Monday morning armed with home-made guns only minutes after the shop opened its doors for normal business.

They walked straight into the shop and demanded the staff to run for cover while they helped  themselves to the K600 float money and  cigarettes.

Woman allegedly robbed off over K60,000

The four suspects, all from Hela Province, were part of a seven-man gang whom police believe had colluded to rob the victim, a gold buyer, after seeing a stash of cash in her possession near the Erima Flyover.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said two of these suspects were arrested after members of the NCD Fox Units retrieved and viewed CCTV footages showing them loitering and selling cigarettes to the victim at the crime scene.

N’Dranou said the policemen interviewed them and obtained names of five more suspects involved in this crime.

Suspects in K43,000 robbery detained

Acting Assistant Commissioner and Commander NCD-Central, Anthony Wagambie Junior, said four gunmen posing as customers forced their way into the shop when the security steel door was opened by an employee, held up the Asian manager and stole the cash and a Sig Sauer automatic pistol kept in a drawer inside the shop.

Acting ACP Wagambie Jnr said the firearm theft is worrying and police are now working around the clock to identify the suspects and recover the weapon.

Gang unknowingly attempts robbery on police

On Sunday, at about 3am, a Special Response Unit (SRU) 103 team was on routine patrol along Kamkumung road, in Lae, when they came across about five suspects.

The five suspects came out of Waterloo area and attempted an armed robbery on the patrol unit by blocking the road. 

“They ran away in all directions when they realised it was the Police,” said the Lae metropolitan command.

Another suspect in cigarette robbery caught

Suspect Ishmael Omohae, 41, from Aivau village, Ihu District in Gulf Province, was caught conveying cartons of the stolen cigarettes on 21 January 2019 in a white CRV motor vehicle.

This happened two days after Choulai Wholesale at Badili reported that their delivery truck loaded with 150 cartons of Cambridge cigarettes worth K1.5 million was allegedly held up by criminals in a dark blue five door and a brown ten seater, who stole all the cartons of cigarettes.

Armed thugs rob ATM

Milne Bay Acting Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector George Baiyagau, said the robbers targeted the estate’s BSP ATM machine and made away with cash in the ATM.

Chief Inspector Baiyagau said the robbery took place at 3am.

He said the seven fully armed suspects used a chainsaw to cut through the estate’s wooden fence to gain access, then held up the security guards and proceeded to use the chainsaw to cut open a shop’s door.

They then used the chainsaw again to cut around the wall that was holding the BSP ATM, which was in the store.