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By Anton Huafolo

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (The National, Feb. 28) - Two former caddies with three accomplices attacked and robbed a Japanese executive while he was playing golf at the Port Moesby Golf Club on Saturday, police reported.

The victim, an executive with a Japanese trading house in Port Moresby, was accosted by his assailants, who were armed with two factory-made pistols and knives.

The executive lost a Rolex watch, a pair golf shoes and golf clubs valued at K900 and K15 in cash.

The Japanese, who suffered serious injuries to his head, hands, fingers and knees, was rushed to the Pacific International Hospital for treatment. He was later flown to Australia for further treatment.

Two of the suspects are known, as they were both caddies at the Port Moresby Golf Club.

The Japanese Embassy has written to NCD/ Central Police Commander Tony Wagambie requesting him to bring the criminals to justice.

Police are on the lookout for the two known suspects and are hoping to arrest them soon.

March 1, 2005

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