PNG Power Ltd confirms there was an armed robbery at its Gordon Business Centre within the Datec complex around 10 am yesterday (Friday) morning.
“It is believed the motive behind the robbery was to steal money as armed men walked into the office, jumped over the counter and demanded money to be released from the office safe,” said PNG Power CEO Tony Koiri.
“No staff or customers were harmed during the incident.
“The Gordon office is now closed until Monday as staff who were traumatised from the robbery were told to lay off from work until then.
“All customers are therefore informed that the office will re-open again on Monday.
“At this stage, not much information is available into the robbery as PPL and the Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are conducting investigations into the matter.
“PNG Power also advises that starting next week, cash payments at all our business centres will be ceased and customers will be asked to make payments through EFTPOS.
“This decision is made in light of the latest incident and will ensure that no big amount of cash is handled at the business centre.
“PNG Power regrets the unfortunate inconvenience caused to its customers who access the Gordon Business Centre.”