Two men arrested in Malaita for allegedly breaking into a shop

POLICE at Auki in the Malaita province have arrested two men in their 40s for allegedly being involved in a break-in of a shop in Auki Town on March 18, 2018.

It is alleged the two men with two others entered the shop at night time and stole about twenty 20kg bags of rice.

Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Timothy Apaesi says, “My investigators have recovered all the stolen twenty 20kg bags of rice believed to be from the said shop.

“The two men arrested have been formally charged and released on bail yesterday to appear before Auki Magistrates Court at a later date.

“I appeal to people in Auki and surrounding communities who may have information about the alleged stealing to come forward to police and provide information.”

Auki Police Station can be contacted on phone number 40132.


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