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,