The country’s leading security firm, G4S Security lost six million kina of its client’s money to thieves last Friday in Port Moresby.
An armored G4S Security vehicle transporting money for its client tothe Central Bank was held up and robbed atthe Champion Parade.
The robbery took place between 8:35am and 9 o’clock inthe morning.
Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bewa yesterday confirmed that four G4S Guards were transporting nine trunks of money totalling six million kina for their clientoMaybank, fromtheir base at Harbour City tothe Central Bank whenthe incident took place.
He said one ofthe four guards turned around and held his three colleagues at gun point at Champion Parade, lockedthem up inthe armored vehicle and transferredthe money to a waiting vehicle.
Mr. Bewa saidthe thieves fled in that waiting vehicle andthe matter was reported to police late.
No one even attempted to note downthe registration number ofthe vehicle involved inthe robbery.
Mr. Bewa saidthey are now investigatingthe matter; however,they are appealing tothe public who werethere at that time to come forward with any information to help intheir investigations.
The locked armored vehicle withthe three guards was abandoned near Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Caption: Metropolitan Superintendent Andy Bewa at a press conference yesterday (Monday).
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