CPL robber gets 6 years

Pala Kulu Adix was the driver of one of the two stolen vehicles that was used in the armed robbery of 27 November, 2014.

The father-of-two, from Keapara, Rigo, Central Province, pleaded guilty to the charge of armed robbery today and was sentenced to six years in prison.

He admitted to being the driver of a 15-seater bus that was used in the robbery, in which K28,596.72, the property of City Pharmacy Ltd, was taken.

None of those monies were recovered. Knives, factory and home-made guns were used in the robbery.

Kerema robbery allegedly led to regional clash

According to a resident, a man from the Highlands region had gone into town to purchase betelnut during the day when he was allegedly attacked by a known thug in the town.

The criminal forced the man to hand over his belongings but he refused, leading to him getting stabbed.

The witness said the victim's relatives later came in busloads during the night and attacked people in the town, where an innocent man was caught in the commotion and is now nursing serious injuries.

Police recover stolen shotgun

Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said the factory made pistol grip shotgun belongs to Nadzab Police was recovered by Police Criminal Investigation Department last week in the Morobe provincial capital.

“We had been tracing that gun for some time after it was stolen from Nadzab Police following an armed robbery last year, where the principal of a secondary school was held up and large amount of money belonging to the school stolen,” Wagambie Jnr said.

He said the gun was taken from the policeman who was providing escort to the school principal.

Expat stabbed in attempted robbery in Lae

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the attempted armed robbery happened at BNBM Hardware at about 8.30am.

“A gang of more than six men stormed the shop and held up security guards, staff and customers.

“They proceeded to the administration office and tried to get cash from the safe but resistance was put up by the Chinese national manager.

“The armed robbers attacked him by stabbing him with knives.” 

Wagambie Jnr said quick police response when alerted resulted in three of the suspects and weapons used in the robbery apprehended.   

Two detained for armed robbery in Eastern Highlands

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.

Court rejects Maybank robber's request

While all his co-accuseds’ cases have been committed to the Waigani National Court for trial, Willie Allan’s case remains at the District court, three years on after he first appeared.

Allan, who was charged with receiving stolen properties, armed robbery and conspiring with others to commit a crime appeared on Friday at the Waigani Committal Court.

Currently remanded at Bomana, Magistrate Cosmas Bidar said his case has unfortunately taken this long in court because Allan had earlier escaped custody before he was captured.

Paradise cinema loses more than K2000 to robbers

An eyewitness said the six men arrived at the cinema in a grey Toyota Camry. Around 7.50pm, five of the men started entering the building at approximately one to two-minute intervals.

They went into cinema two, which was showing Kung Fu Panda 2. About 30 minutes into the movie, they all came out of the room where one of them pretended to order a drink.

Lae police intercept armed gang

The suspects were armed and travelling along the Cassowary Road when they were intercepted by a Rural CID Unit.

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander says that the unit tried to stop the Dark Blue Land Cruiser the  men were in but they sped into Admin Compound.

One of the man sitting off-side the driver came out of the car but managed to escape by swimming across the Bumbu river.

The other six suspect were shot by police after as they tried to escape on foot.

Robbery at Takubar beach

According to the East New Britain police commander Anthony Wagambie junior, the three had gone there to have their lunch on Saturday when they were set upon by two robbers.

Police report that the two attackers were armed with bush knives.

When  one of the victims tried to retaliate, he was slashed on his right cheek by one criminal.

Guards at the nearby hotel were alerted and police were notified and searched  the area on foot but the suspects had already got away.

Police are investigating and expect to make some arrests soon,