Bounty up for suspects

National, Normal

The National, Thursday October 17th, 2013

 THE security company at the centre of the K6 million heist in Port Moresby has offered a financial reward to people willing to assist police in their investigation.

The National Capital District-Central divisional police commander Jim Andrews said the G4S security company was offering the incentive to encourage people to come forward with any information which might lead to the apprehension of the suspects.

Officers from the security company were escorting the money to the Bank of PNG when they were held up. 

At least four of them had been implicated in the heist.

Andrews said the identities of people coming forward with information to police would be protected.

“The amount of the bounty is not yet known but will be made known soon,” he said.

“Therefore members of the public are encouraged to assist police with information they might have to lead the investigators to the suspects.”

Andrews said police knew the identities of those involved and urged them to surrender to police.

“The law has a very long hand and eventually we will catch up with them,” he said.

“So it is better for them to surrender themselves especially the owners of the vehicles (15-seater bus and five-door land cruiser) used during the robbery.

Andrews said some NCD detectives left for Lae yesterday after one of the robbery suspects was seen there.

“Lae police will assist their Port Moresby counterparts to investigate and apprehend the suspect as soon as possible.”

He said that two more suspects were arrested last weekend.