Five unidentified masked men armed with knives used petrol bombs to attack a couple at Kukum are on Sunday, a police statement said today.
The couple was on their way to tow a car that had mechanical problem when they encountered the five masked men armed with knives and threw petrol bombs at their vehicles.
It was alleged that those masked men threw petrol bombs at the two vehicles and started cutting the vehicles with bush knives and threatened to kill them.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Police Chief Superintendent Jimson Robo said the husband, who is also the victim of the incident, has received burns to his body from the petrol bombs but his condition is stable.
Robo said the motives behind the incident are still unclear and now subject to investigation.
He said: “This incident is really a threat to our people and our country. Criminals start to invent such ideas that will spoil our people. We do not want such to happen in our communities.”
The suspects are still at large and police are appealing to those who may have any information about those masked men to assist their investigators.
The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Honiara City Police are currently investigating the incident.