Man in robbery case gets 6 years


The driver of a stolen 15-seater bus used in the robbery of a City Pharmacy Ltd showroom in 2014 was jailed for six years by the Waigani National Court on Friday.
A year and 10 months were deducted from the the term for his time in custody.
Pala Kulu Padix admitted that he played a key role of a “driver” and drove a gang of 10 armed men to the City Pharmacy Showroom on Nov 27, 2014 to steal K28,596. 72.
Padix and his co-accused were armed with bush knives and two homemade pistols and robbed the City Pharmacy’s staff and stole properties and cash items.