Police in Port Moresby had succesfully intercepted a carjacking incident on the outskirts of Port Moresby on Sunday, 1st December.
According to NCD Central Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr at about 10am an expatriate women was held up just outside the Adventure Park by four armed men and her Honda CRV stolen from her.
The criminals were in a Toyota Camry, which is also a stolen motor vehicle and used to side park the lady and hold her up.
Coincidentally, a lone Policeman attached to NCD Zone Two Response was parked some meters away at a market.
The Policeman was informed by members of the public who witnessed what had happened.
The policeman man gave chase of both vehicles back towards the City.
He gave out a priority radio dispatch, where units close by responded.
Airport Police vehicle blocked off the Bomana Turn off just before 9 Mile Cemetery.
The gang who were concentrating on getting away from the pursuing police vehicle got a surprise when they saw the Airport Police road block.
The driver of the first stolen motor vehicle swung the vehicle which hit the second stolen vehicle.
The first vehicle went off road into the fence of a school and in the process, ran over a pedestrian, who is currently admitted in hospital.
The gang got out of the vehicle and fired a couple of shots at the Police while a gang member with the factory made pistol escaped.
Three other gang members were attacked and apprehended by the public.
These are repeat offenders and police have information on them of a string of stolen motor vehicles and armed robberies.
Mr Wagambie commended the bravery of the young policeman, who at the time was unarmed but still pursued the suspects and the units who responded in blocking off the two stolen motor vehicles.
“But these three hardcore criminals could have escaped. It was the public who apprehended all three. The three have been aftered by CID Police for some time. I thank everyone,” Wagambie said.