5 Oct 2009

Solomons police arrest thieves who robbed commissioner

8:47 am on 5 October 2009

The Solomon Islands police chief and his wife have been robbed in a home invasion by 12 young men in the capital Honiara, where a spate of similar burglaries has occurred recently.

The police commissioner, New Zealander Peter Marshall, and his wife Pamela barricaded themselves in their bedroom after being woken by the thieves in the early hours of last Wednesday

Laptops, cash, a digital camera and other personal effects were taken but he says most of the goods have been returned.

He says the suspects were arrested shortly afterwards and are now in police custody.