Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Gizo Police Station Criminal Investigations Division (CID) have charged a 36-year-old male person for store break-in and escaping from police custody on 14 January 2023.
Initial report stated that the suspect allegedly broke-into at a Chinese shop in Gizo and removed cash and other valuable items at 2am on 3 January 2023.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu say the suspect was taken to Gizo police station after the incident, however, he escaped before they could formally arrest and charge him.
RSIPF and Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) officers in Gizo conducted a joint operation which resulted in apprehension of suspect and was later charged, he said.
The suspect was charged with one count of shop break-in and committing felony in contrary to Section 300(a) of the Penal Code (Ch. 26) and one count of Escaping from police custody contrary to section 199 of the Police Act,” Says PPC Lenialu.
The suspect is currently remanded for 14 days at CSSI facility in Gizo and will appear in court on a later date.