Possible armed robbery stopped by police

Police in Lae had reported that they might have hindered a major armed robbery set to take place.

On March 9, a Sector Response Unit was on routine patrol through West Taraka , when they stopped a suspicious looking person and upon searching him, police found his bag filled with homemade guns.

The man was immediately apprehended by the SRU 103 members, taken to Lae Central Police Station and further interrogated.

It’s been revealed by the suspect that he was moving firearms and was to be picked up by another group in a vehicle which was described by the suspect.

The described vehicle was arranged by a person working for a company.

The accomplice had handed over the vehicle to the rest of the gang members, and would report it stolen after they completed the robbery.

Although the robbery never took place, the known company vehicle was reported stolen by the accomplice who has been detained by Police.

The company vehicle still remains missing.

West Taraka has been very quiet, however there a small pockets of criminal elements still operating in the area.

Lae police warns all criminal elements to refrain from this as the law will soon catch up with them.

The SRU 103 members and all our other units have been commended for a job well done to date in maintaining law and order in the city.

Annette Kora