Investigations ongoing on attempted armed robbery


THE Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) are still investigating the attempted armed robbery on the owner of the Lee Kuo Kuen company on February 28.

Police have not arrested anyone yet.

Police Commissioner Mr Mathew Varley said the incident occurred in the morning outside of the company premises at Pt Cruz.

He said his officers have been conducting enquiries including reviewing of the availability of CCTV camera surrounding the vicinity.

“At this stage we are working very hard to identify the alleged attacker. We still need more information from the community,” Varley said.

He appeals to members of the business houses and local community in Honiara to help police with their enquiries.

“If you do have any information about the cases please contact Honiara Central Police Station and come forward with that information,” Varley said.

He also said they are willing to assist members of public who wish to provide that information anonymously.

According to reports on Fresh Beat online, Mr John Lee was attacked by knife-wielding men at 7am that day in front of the Lee Kuok Kuen premises.

Fresh Beat reports that the attackers came out from a vehicle which had been parking few metres from the compound gates and attacked Lee as he was about to enter the premises.

They were reportedly aiming to snatch Lee’s bag.

Lee sustained injuries when he refused to let go of the bag.

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