Woman in custody after robbing miner in hotel room

A 25-year-old woman is now in Police custody after she forced her way into a pork-knocker’s hotel room and robbed him of a quantity of items.
Michelle Melville of Oronoque, Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD), allegedly robbed 44-year-old Herbie Francis of Rincon Moruca on Monday last at Port Kaituma Water Front.
The gold miner was reportedly robbed of three ounces of raw gold worth $1,000,000, one cell phone valued at $60,000 and $30,000 in cash.
Francis reportedly told the Police that on the day in question, the woman approached him at the hotel and asked if she could accompany him to his room, to which he refused.
The man subsequently opened his door and the woman reportedly forced her way into the room and sat on the bed.
He told Police that Melville then requested that he purchase alcoholic beverages but again, he refused. The woman then began ransacking his bag, saying that she was looking for gold and money.
During her search, she found the items but the victim reportedly ordered her to leave. He then left the room and went to use the washroom, and upon his return, he noticed the items and suspect missing.
A report was subsequently made to the Police and an investigation was launched to locate the suspect.
Meanwhile, on the same day, Police acting on information received went to the woman’s house and found her hiding under a mattress. She was questioned about the stolen items, and subsequently handed over a bag containing the raw gold and a cell phone.
Melville was immediately arrested and taken into custody. Two other persons were also arrested as investigations continue.