20 Feb 2019

PNG's most wanted criminal urged to surrender or risk being killed

From , 4:03 pm on 20 February 2019

Papua New Guinea's most wanted criminal Tommy Baker has been urged to hand himself in by the country's police chief.

The notorious prison escapee is thought to have been wounded earlier this month in a shootout with police near Alotau, in which two of his followers were killed.

For months, police have been unable to capture Baker, who is linked to a string of armed robberies, piracy and murder in Milne Bay province.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki says it;s only a matter of time before Baker and the rest of his gang are caught.

The commissioner spoke to Johnny Blades who asked how the manhunt is progressing.

Notorious Papua New Guinea criminal Tommy Baker

Notorious Papua New Guinea criminal Tommy Baker Photo: PNG Police