The attempted robbery that happened at around 10am this morning saw officers from PNG Air, and 3 other offices been held hostage for almost 4 hours as police awaited the criminals to exit the building as they barricaded the whole town and the building.
After hours of waiting, the police entered the building but found that the criminals had escaped.
8 officers who were part of the hostages were interrogated by police and then released. Police are investigating how the criminals had escaped when the whole town was under lock-down this morning. PNGFM/ ONE PNG