Man arrested for armed robbery in Honiara

POLICE officers in Honiara City have arrested a 28-year-old man in relation to a robbery incident that occurred at Ranadi in East Honiara on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Provincial Police Commander Honiara City, Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga says, “It is alleged that on Friday, September 7, two armed men entered a Chinese shop at Ranadi in East Honiara armed with a bush knife.

“It is alleged that upon entering the shop one of the suspects pulled out a long bush knife and threatened to kill the shop owner and his employees. The shop owner and his employees all escaped from the shop.

“It is alleged that the suspects then went over to where the cash box was located and stole all the money and later escaped in a waiting car.

“The same night the shop owner reported the matter to the police and an investigation was carried out leading to the arrest of the first accused in the early hours of the next day [September 8, 2018].

“The accused will be dealt with accordingly and taken to court for remand applications.

“The second suspect is currently on the run. I want to appeal to those who might have any knowledge about the incident to come forward and assist the police with its investigation into the matter.

“I would also want to thank my hard working officers for the job well done resulting in the quick arrest of the one of the suspects. Let us continue to work together with our communities for a safer and peaceful Honiara,” says PPC Uiga.


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