Bank heist suspect shot dead in PNG

1:05 pm on 7 March 2018

A man was killed in a gunfire exchange in Papua New Guinea after police disrupted a bank heist.

Papua New Guinea police.

Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

Police said an officer intervened in a robbery attempt at a branch of Bank South Pacific in Madang on PNG's north coast.

As the suspects dispersed, other police took up pursuit and engaged in a gun battle with them.

One of the suspects was shot dead, while three of them - who were subsequently arrested - were seriously injured.

They are being treated at Madang's Modilon Hospital, according to police.

Three other suspects remain at large.