TWO juveniles have been remanded yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing $27,000 from a vehicle at Kaibia heights, Honiara, on Wednesday night.
The two juveniles aged 16 and 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are remanded until 23 April.
They are both facing one count each of robbery.
Police alleged that the two juveniles and two other young men approached two men in a parked vehicle at Kaibia Heights and stole the bag containing the money.
The money was wrapped in a plastic bag and placed in the bag at the back of the vehicle by the complainant who is the manager of the Marau Shipping Service, for banking on the following day.
Police alleged that the complainant left his home on the evening of 8 April 2015 intending to spend the night in MV Haura so he can do the banking the next day.
Later that night, police alleged the complainant’s son arrived at the wharf to ask his dad for the woofer.
Police alleged that the complainant told his son the woofer was left at home.
His son then took the vehicle where the money was kept at the back and
left with four other persons.
According to the court documents, after arriving at Kaibia Heights, the complainant’s son and two other boys went up to their house while two other boys remain in the vehicle.
It was alleged that at that time, a group of four young boys approached the two persons in the parked vehicle and asked for cigarettes.
Police alleged that it was between 10pm and 11pm at that time.
One of the boys sitting in the parked vehicle replied them saying he doesn’t smoke cigarettes; only savusavu (locally made tobacco).
Police alleged the group of boys attacked the two boys in the vehicle and then grabbed hold of the bag containing the money and escaped.
Some boys at Kaibia Heights chased the group of boys and managed to catch two of them.
Police Prosecutor Arnold Horesi made the remand application yesterday before Magistrate Augustine Aulanga.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN