Badili police deny reports of carjacking at Koki market crossing

Normal, Papua

The National, Monday 25th March 2013

 BADILI police station has confirmed there are no official reports of carjacking at Koki market in Port Moresby.                                                                                                          

This follows claims of three attempted carjacking involving firearms recently at 

the traffic crossing opposite Koki market.                                                                                                      

Station commander Insp Bill Warake told The National he could not verify as 

they did not receive any 

reports of the alleged incidents.                                                  

“I have not received any official complaints as we only confirm reported cases.”                       

However, Warake admitted that Koki was a notorious area with a high chance of such criminal activities.                                                                                           

The National was told that the three incidents happened on the same day with one at the market crossing at 7.30am while the other two were at around 9am at the back road from Big Rooster to the Le Hunte Road.                                                                                                    

Warake maintained that there were no reports of carjacking, however, he assured the travelling public that police would continue to monitor bus stops and the market area throughout the day.                                                                                                           

Meanwhile, Badili police have recovered two vehicles.                                                     

Waraka said one vehicle was recovered at Badili and the other at 2-Mile.  

Attempts to get comments from metropolitan commander Supt Andy Bawa about criminal activities in the Koki and Badili areas were unsuccessful.