An Australian volunteer who was doing whatever volunteers do in PNG.
I was there for 2 years until Dec 2005 .. I hope I made the most of it.

Friday, June 17, 2005

In Hindsight Not A Good Idea

Another one these stupid robber stories, this time from today's front page of the Post-Courier. Some raskols copped it again, the amusing bit was what the crims decided to target.
THREE criminals were shot dead by police at Barola Hill outside Kainantu after they attempted to rob a truck-load of professional shooters, all of them policemen.

The three dead were among many others escaping after their robbery attempt failed. One of the shooters, who did not identify himself said, eight criminals came out of their hiding spot to hold-up their vehicle - a police issue carrying 14 shooters to attend the National Shooting Tournament in Lae last weekend.

He said the Highland's representatives (shooters) were all policemen fully equipped for the shooting tournament. ...

If you are going to hold up a vehicle in this country, make sure it is not full of fully armed cops and off to a shooting tournament.

Ironically enough for me, after writing about how the police will shoot you down in my little incident laden story, the Barola Hill mentioned in the above article is the exact same spot.