4 arrested on east Honiara armed robbery

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POLICE in Honiara have arrested four suspects in connection with an alleged armed robbery at the Panatina Ridge, East Honiara

The incident occurred on Friday morning, October 13, during which thieves took off with cash and property worth more than $50,000.

It is alleged that six masked men armed with bush knives and axes entered the house and robbed properties and cash while the family locked themselves in one of the rooms.

The security officers, who lived downstairs, tried to stop the masked men but they threw stones and empty bottles at them.

One of the security officers sustained an injury to the back of his head.

“Police have arrested four suspects and some property after the incident but wish to appeal to members of the public in the Panatina Ridge area in East Honiara to come forward with information that might assist with their investigations,” says Detective Sergeant Betty Tagini of the Naha Police Station.

“Police also want to advice members of the public to report anyone who is seen selling laptops and expensive mobile phones at a cheap price to Naha Police station on phone 39647 or the police emergency number 999.”

Police are continuing their investigations into the incident.

–POLICE MEDIA

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