Criminals

Malaysian man victim of public shooting

It was reported that five armed men attempted to stop the vehicle but the expatriate, believed to be the manager of the Imperial Restaurant, was determined to get away.

The shooting took place at around 8am today as the man, believed to be in his late 40s, was leaving the Imperial Restaurant inside the Fortune Club.

An eyewitness who resides next to the Fortune Club told TVWan news that the criminals were armed with factory made guns and had been waiting outside the gate as the Malaysian drove out.

Lae police boss warns criminals

The Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie  issued the warning to all criminals that police in Lae are now stepping up operations.

He says that this step up in operations is to counter the high number of stolen motor vehicles and armed robberies within the city area.

Wagambie says that all police units in Lae have been on high alert for such troubles and will deal with anyone carrying out or attempting to commit armed robberies.