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January 26, 2021
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Central Provincial Transport Authority Robbed

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An undisclosed amount of cash and office ware, were stolen by thieves at the Central Province Transport Authority office early this morning in Port Moresby.

 

The suspects forced their way to the office through the front fence using crowbars. 3 suspects have been caught and are in police custody while valuables have been repossessed.

 

CPTA operates as a business arm of the Central Provincial Government, managing the enforcement of traffic regulations, Registration and Licensing.

 

Their office complex was broken into by a group of armed men at around 3 am this morning.

 

The suspects held the 3 temporary guards who were taking a nap inside a bus at the car park. They were tied up and forced to lie down while the thieves broke into the office aiming for the MVIL and the Accounts section.

 

After having access to the vault, some suspects took off in a waiting car, believed to be a utility from the Guard Dog Security firm while 3 other suspects were left behind. The 3 suspects tried to escape after being aware of police presence but were caught inside residential area after police followed blood stains.

 

Evidence of foot wares, a crow bar and a home-made pistol was left at the CPTA office.  Gordon’s Police have confirmed the involvement of a Guard Dog security officer and a cab driver.

 

CPTA management declined for an interview with EMTV however said they will work with police to make sure those involved are arrested and charged.  Police are working on the case, and a formal report will be released soon.

 

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