Hunt on for robber who walked away with $300k

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THE Police are on the hunt for a man who stole more than $300,000 from a foreign national at Chinatown this week.

Criminal investigators from the Central Police station are investigating the incident which happened opposite the Mataniko Baby clinic on Sunday.

Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Superintendent John Matamaru states that the complainant parked his vehicle some distance from the LS shop at China town and locked it.

“The vehicle was stationed in front of Jack Wong’s shop close to the Mataniko clinic.”

He said as the complainant was about to lock the door of his vehicle, one of the suspects got on the other side of his vehicle clutching on to the handle of the left front door.

He said this particular door was not locked when the complainant walked towards the LS Shop.”

Superintendent Matamaru therefore said three suspects gained access into the vehicle, took the bag containing hard cash collected by the complainant from five other shops and escaped with it.”

He further states that the complainant collected his bill from the LS Shop and returned to his vehicle only to discover the bag of money was gone.

“The total money contained in the bag was approximately $321,600,” he added.

Mr Matamaru said police have arrested two suspects in relation to robbery and another still on the run and they are working towards a possible arrest.

“I wish to call on the public to come forward with any information relating to this matter as recovery of the missing monies is in progress. Especially to those people around that area to help assist police investigators,” PPC Matamaru emphasized.