Police get leads in K6.3m heist

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The National, Friday October 11th, 2013


POLICE in the National Capital District have obtained vital information from suspects arrested so far in the K6.3 million heist last Friday to help in their investigations.

National Capital District-Central Divisional Commander Jim Andrews said they expected to make more arrests soon. He said the suspects in custody had volunteered to give information on those involved in the daylight robbery.

“They have given us the leads that we will be able help to apprehend other suspects involved in the heist,” he said.

“From the leads we can know where the money is after we have apprehended the suspects.”

Andrews said the security company G4S had provided two vehicles to help police in their investigations.

“The two vehicles will help our investigations and I am thankful that G4S is cooperating with police.”

NCD metropolitan commander Supt Andy Bawa said the company, as the complainant, was really helping them in the current investigations. 

“It is assisting us with vital information,” he said.

Bawa appealed to the public to come forward with any information they have.

Police believed the robbery involved an inside job in which security officers escorting the money from the company base at Konedobu to the Bank of Papua New Guinea were allegedly involved.

Four security officers are in custody for questioning by police.