28 Nov 2012

Three charged with armed robbery in Tongan capital

9:18 am on 28 November 2012

Tonga police in the capital, Nuku'alofa, say they have arrested and charged three men with armed robbery after five people, including two women, were abducted from a house in Tofoa on Tuesday last week.

The victims were allegedly tied up and held captive but had all escaped unharmed by Thursday.

Police say the suspects have been remanded to appear in court again next week.