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US Embassy official robbed at gunpoint in Port Moresby

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A US Embassy official has been robbed at gunpoint in Port Moresby after being stopped at a police roadblock.

The male official was driving home last Friday night when he was stopped at a police roadblock a short distance away, reports Pacific Beat.

A man in civilian clothes who was with the police got into the car, produced a pistol and took the American’s phone and watch.

The official was then forced to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash from his bank account.

Liam Fox in Port Moresby said carjacking a diplomatic vehicle is rare and has left people shocked.