Student gang arrested for armed robbery

By on March 8, 2016

A gang of 7 students, mostly grades 6 and 7, have been arrested in Kimbe, West New Britain (WNB) after allegedly attempting to rob a supermarket staff, The National (March 7) reports, which resulted in the death of a security guard from Talasia.

The alleged incident occurred around 7:30am last Friday at the Global Supermarket opposite Genesis Hotel in Morokea.

According to WNB Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Supt. Jim Namora, 6 of the suspects are students at Karl Hesse Primary School while one is a student at Kimbe Secondary School. He said the suspects were armed with three homemade guns, five machetes and a slingshot.

Meanwhile, the Post Courier (March 7) reported the deceased relatives storming the town in search of the culprits. Fortunately, the police and Governor Muthavel were able to ease the tension and avert further violence. However, an ultimatum was given to the neighboring settlements to hand over the suspects by yesterday (Monday).

The suspect who allegedly shot the security guard is believed to be in grade 10 and the son of a former provincial administrator.


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