Three men armed with bush knife entered a hotel in east Honiara—threatened an Asian then escaped with more than $100,000 and an unknown amount of 300 yuan, the Chinese money, on 20 January at the Holiday Resort Motel in Henderson.
Commissioner of Police Mostyn Mangau said the three men between 21 to 23 years armed with bush knives entered the motel and one wounded a Chinese national and escaped with more than $100,000 with 300 yuan.
They were arrested on 26 January by police and were charged with armed robbery. Police recovered 300 yuan with a hand-bag but a huge amount of local currency was still missing.
Mangau said investigation into the matter is continuing and he appeals to those in the community who may have any knowledge on the matter to report it to police.
The commissioner also confirms that armed robbery is on the rise and knife is a common weapon used by the robbers to threaten innocent people when breaking into houses.
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