Lae Police

Buimo escapee shot in the buttock

The escapee identified as Brendon Kinjik was caught by police while attempting to hold up a vehicle along the back road of Malahang in Lae.

Kinjik was armed with a homemade gun and several rounds of 9 mm bullets.

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr informed PNG Loop that Kinjik was shot in his buttock area by police while attempting to escape.

Wagambie Jnr  says that he has been wanted by police for a string of robberies along the back road area since his escape from Buimo.

K85,000 taken in Lae robbery

Police reported that the suspects walked into the main entrance of the administration building at around 9am on Thursday (March 24th).

The suspects had on them both factory and homemade guns.

Lae Metropolitan Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr says that the suspects assaulted a female staff who refused to cooperate with them and then made off with K85,000 in cash as well as  three laptops.

Whilst police were alerted they could not catch up with the suspects as they made their way to the beach front and took off on a waiting speed boat.

Wagambie unhappy with media

The case, which took place on October 16th last year, involved a drunk driver that ran his car off the road and killed four girls.

Anthony Wagambie Jnr in a statement wanted to clarify reports that the police did not give in the hand up brief (HUB) to the public prosecutors.

He also wanted to state that the defendant in the case was not acquitted rather, the matter was struck out, meaning that the case is still open.

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Lae police intercept armed gang

The suspects were armed and travelling along the Cassowary Road when they were intercepted by a Rural CID Unit.

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander says that the unit tried to stop the Dark Blue Land Cruiser the  men were in but they sped into Admin Compound.

One of the man sitting off-side the driver came out of the car but managed to escape by swimming across the Bumbu river.

The other six suspect were shot by police after as they tried to escape on foot.

Lae police looking for child molester turned murderer

The matter which was only just reported to police in mid-January has received a lot of public feedback since PNG Loop broke the story.

Many readers called on parents to be more mindful of the type of people they expose their children too.

The victim aged 1 year 7 month died as a result of the injuries sustained during the ordeal that lasted from October 2015 to January 14th this year.

Dead body taken from foreign vessel

The ship namely MV Apostolos Kontantaras was en route to Australia from China when an accident occurred in board the vessel around on Thursday,  February 4.

Reports state that the ship was 260 miles off the coast from Wewak when the deceased of Filipino origin was on duty at the time and was hit by a pulley which he was using.

The pulley cracked and hit him in the head in this tragic accident.

The man was administered first aid but died of his injuries a short while after being struck.

New uniforms for Lae police

The Morobe Provincial Government will continue to assist police in the province, says Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru.

He said this on Thursday when making a uniform presentation to the Mobile Squad 13 based in Lae.

"We will continue to support the work of the police in the province. We have done that and we will continue to do that.

"We would like to see police providing the best service in the province," he said.

He said they have already provided vehicles to Lae City police and firearms and budgeted for both police and CS houses in the province.


Promoted police challenged to prove worth

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie junior made these remarks in light of new Police Promotions Board results being released.

Wagambie thanked the Police Commissioner and his two deputies for approving his promotion to the rank of Chief Superintendant as well.

He says that this is a motivating factor which has made him more motivated to do more for Lae, policing while at the same time he also challenged all the rank and file who were promoted to prove their worth with their promotions.

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.