EAST Honiara Outskirt Settlement Community Policing Law Association (EHOSCPLA) has assured the public that they are now working on ways to tackle the issue of theft at the borderline bus stop in east Honiara in the evenings.
This came after public vehicle owners and people raised their concerns that some youths allegedly stolen their money and gadgets at the bus stop.
A few days ago a young man was left in tears after thieves took off with his new smartphone when the bus stopped at the bus stop.
“It was about 8pm when we stopped,” the boy said.
“Suddenly, a hand grabbed my new touch screen mobile which I held close to the widow and took off with it,” he added.
He said it was dark so he couldn’t identify the thief.
A bus driver also told this paper that some boys also took off with his bag of money.
“About $400 was in that bag when they took off with it.
“While my bus conductor was out calling for passengers, the boys came in, grabbed the bag and took off with it instantly.”
He said, that they had done such thing to several buses and passengers who sat at the back seat, holding their mobile phones close to the widows.
EHOSCPLA special secretary Frank Robolite’e said, that they had taken note of the issue and are looking at ways to tackle it.
“Indeed, this is very bad and we are working with police to address it to make sure Borderline is free for public vehicles and passengers,” Mr Robolite’e said.
“I want to appeal to those responsible to stop from such bad attitudes and respect others.
“If you want money, go and work for it and not just sit back and steal from others like that,” he added.
This has disturbed the flow of transportation to that area to close before 8pm each day.
The issue has forced some buses to stop their evening runs around 7pm to the area.
By LESLEY SANGA