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.


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.

Locals injure robbery suspects

Western Highlands Provincial Police Commander, Jacob Kamiak, said the three had recently broken into a Chinese shop next to the Best Buy Supermarket, held up the shop owner, stole one laptop, two mobile phones worth over K2,000 and walked out with K24,000 cash.

The suspects were later apprehended by the property’s landlord and his boys.

PPC Kamiak said the suspects were beaten badly then handed over to police.

The PPC said the three will be formally arrested and charged after medical examination and treatment.

Shop robbed off K20,000

The shop is located near Lae’s main market area.

According to Lae Police, the men walked into the shop, held up the workers and took away K20,000 cash before escaping in the company van.

The vehicle was abandoned at Papuan Compound.

Lae’s Metropolitan Command’s Sector Response Unit and the CID followed up and apprehended one of the suspects.

He then led them to another suspect who had in his possession a factory made six-round pistol.

More arrests are expected soon.