3 Jun 2013

No progress in hunt for escaped PNG inmate Kapris

2:41 pm on 3 June 2013

Papua New Guinea police have had no success so far in efforts to recapture a notorious bank robber and murder suspect, William Kapris, who escaped nearly a month ago.

Our correspondent says Kapris is believed to be using stolen money that he had stashed away before his capture and is now using some of it to fund his escape, hideout and intelligence on the movements of the police trailing him.

A police source who declined to be identified said Kapris used the same mode of operation in his previous escapes by using females and bribes for Correctional Services officers as well as promises of more money once he was on the run.

One of the other escapees, Michael Warangu, was shot dead the next day while Kapris and Raphael Walimini are still on the run.