Lae Police

Police apprehend two suspects with offensive weapons

The suspects had in their possession a homemade gun, hunting knife and live ammunition.

They were apprehended at the back of Huonville Primary School

This area has been prone to armed hold up on motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Lae Police Boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed that the two have been arrested, charged and locked up.

He said Police stations in Lae have been putting their members out on foot beat more often now in hotspot areas.

The two suspects definitely had the intention of committing a crime when they were apprehended by Police.

VIDEO: Toy gun confiscated

Lae Police foot beat unit members were in for a surprise following a bust of two suspects in possession of rolled marijuana which they were about to sell. 

 

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Lae Police launches emergency toll free number

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr when officially launching the toll free emergency number thanked Digicel for the partnership with the police to fight crime in Lae city.

“This marks a milestone achievement for Lae Police by going into partnership with Digicel in providing an effective avenue in enabling the general public to reach Police when there is an emergency.

Good detective work pays off

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said two factory made pistols were recovered last Saturday.

The first pistol was recovered at 13A Market, Bumbu, after Police searched three men in a parked vehicle.

The police boss said detectives spotted one of the men, who matched the description of a suspect that was involved in an armed robbery at a wholesale company earlier this year.

“A quick search found a factory made pistol .9mm calibre and live bullets,” stated Wagambie Jnr.

Police recover stolen shotgun

Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said the factory made pistol grip shotgun belongs to Nadzab Police was recovered by Police Criminal Investigation Department last week in the Morobe provincial capital.

“We had been tracing that gun for some time after it was stolen from Nadzab Police following an armed robbery last year, where the principal of a secondary school was held up and large amount of money belonging to the school stolen,” Wagambie Jnr said.

He said the gun was taken from the policeman who was providing escort to the school principal.

Photos of escapees on police Facebook page

Those whose photos have been posted on the Facebook page are those that had passed through the Lae police holding cell and had their photos taken on the Cell Management System. However,  those who went through prior to the CMS was set up did not have any photos available.

A total of 41 prisoners are still at large after the recent breakout at Buimo jail Friday May 12, in Lae.

VIDEO: Wagambie warns Buimo escapees

Wagambie confirmed that 57 escapees are still at large with three recaptured and in custody he further warned the community in and around Lae to anticipate an increase in crime.

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Wagambie Jnr assures residents

This is to ensure public safety, says Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr.

Residents have been advised to take necessary precautions when moving about in the city.

More than 50 escapees from Buimo are still on the run following the jail break on Friday, May 12.

Exact details will be released by the Correctional Service to Police soon.

The names and locations of these escapees will be made known so the public can assist Police where possible.

 

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​Police urge Lae residents to be vigilant

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed with Loop PNG that 17 of the male prisoners were killed during the escape, three were recaptured and 57 are still at large.

“We anticipate an increase in criminal activities in the city, with these people on the run. The public must be vigilant,” Wagambie Jnr said.  

“The majority of those that escaped were arrested for serious crimes and were in custody awaiting trial.”

The Lae Police boss appealed to the 57 prisoners still on the run to surrender.  

Lae reports prompt police response

In the space of 6 days, the Lae Police Command has made arrests in two separate robberies in the Morobe provincial capital.  

Two suspects were intercepted and arrested after holding up BNBM Hardware on Monday when trying to make their getaway in a stolen vehicle.        

And on Saturday, police arrested two suspects who robbed a shop at Eriku. This happened 10 minutes after the alarm was raised.  

“The Sector Response Unit has blended in well with other units,” Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said.