PNG national wounded during break-in, police hot on trail
POLICE at Henderson in Guadalcanal province are investigating a wounding incident involving a Papua New Guinea (PNG) national working at the City Mission Rural Training Centre, Lungga, East Honiara on October 30, 2018.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Chief Superintendent Evelyn Thugea says, “The incident happened in the early hours of October 30, 2018 when a group of boys allegedly cut the compound fence of the City Mission Rural Training Centre and entered the residential area.
“The victim woke up realising there was a break-in so he went out and chased one of the suspects.
“It was alleged that during that chase a suspect who stood at a nearby dark corner came close to the victim and pushed the spear through his jaw and out on his right neck.”
The victim has been admitted at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara and is in a stable condition.
Thugea says, “Break-in within residences is one of the concerns for Police. Police is trying its very best to combat such activities from happening through its ongoing operational activities including organised patrols.”
She appeals to anyone who may have any information to come forward and assist police with the investigation.
“Such offences usually increase during the period leading up to Christmas because people will be travelling back to their homes for the festivities and would like to make money through the sale of stolen properties.
“I want to advice the residents of Guadalcanal Province to always store their valuable properties in a safe and secure place.
“Secure your property. Lock your gates and doors.
“When you are going out for a long period of time, ensure you inform a trusted neighbour so they keep a look out for strangers who loiter around.”