A 30 year old refugee from Sudan was attacked in Manus and had his money and mobile phone stolen at a Chinese shop in Manus over the weekend.
Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector David Yapu said victim was at the Chinese shop to buy flex cards when two drunken youths approached him and attempted to steal his money and mobile phone.
“The victim Sherif Muhamin was at the Chinese shop at Yuyi to buy flex cards when the two drunken youths approached him and attempted to steal his money and mobile phone”, said PPC Yapu.
The victim refused and a commotion started, which one of the youths armed with a Bush knife cut the victim on his right hand and caused a deep wound with heavy bleeding.
A Police mobile squad 02 vehicle was on patrol within the area intercepted and dispersed the crowds and assisted the victim and rushed him to Lorengau General Hospital for medical treatment.
Police pursued and apprehended the two youths and now in Police custody for further CID investigations.
PPC Yapu called on locals to respect refugees living and walking around in Lorengau town and not causing harm to them.
PPC Yapu said they are part of community in Lorengau town and must be respected.