Police operation bags three for phone theft

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OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara City arrested three youths for the robbery of mobile phones during operation clean east zone over the weekend.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Honiara City, Superintendent John Matamaru said the trio were arrested for the alleged robbery of a bag containing personal belongings including three smart phones and $300 cash.

Superintendent Matamaru said the arrest was done when the police operation team attended to other minor reports and cleared them in different locations in Honiara.

The Solrais area, Green Valley, Feraladoa, Ice Valley, Woodford School and Tasahe B are some of the areas police attended during the operation.

“During the police operation, nightclubs and pubs were also visited. Few underage boys and girls were located and interviewed and they stated that they were accompanying some relatives,” PPC Matamaru said.

He said police have checked the nightclubs and pubs to make sure they adhere to the licence conditions under the Liquor Act. Below are the pubs and nightclubs visited and checked over the weekend.

  • Sportsman Pub (Barak)
  • Country Pub
  • Kuks Town Pub
  • Canoe Bar (Pacific casino)
  • Cowboys Grill
  • Scorpion Pub
  • Curve Night Club
  • KTV (Kukum)
  • KTV (Ranadi)
  • 4:30 Haus
  • Flamingo night club

“I would like to thank police officers who involved in the police operation to make it a successful one. Our people need us and we are mandated to provide security to our people,” says PPC Matamaru.

Similar police operations will continue and police will visit other pubs and nightclubs in Honiara during weekends.