Lae residents aid police with arrests

Yesterday, the public at Lae’s main market assisted police in arresting four suspects caught stealing a laptop from a vehicle.

According to police, the four managed to open the vehicle while the owner was in the market.

Thanks to the public, they were arrested and charged.

Police later posted pictures of the suspects on their social media page.

They say they will continue to post faces of frequent street peddlers on their Facebook page so the public can keep an eye out for them. 


Toll free number improves Lae police operations


The number was an initiative introduced by the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander Anthony Wagambi Junior early this year.

The Lae Metropolitan Superintendent believes that the introduction of the Lae Police Emergency number created an easier and quicker access to police.

All Lae Metropolitan Police vehicles have since being marked with the toll free number (70903300)

Frabelle staff on strike

Staff went on strike as of 8am this morning and plan to extend to a week if responses to two petitions are not met by management.

Mathew Som, a spokesperson on behalf of staff, spoke to Loop PNG from Lae saying that strike is over pay rise increments and staff overworked without being compensated.

He said firstly, staff salary increments were made by a toea or two annually, which they say is not right since the Bank of PNG has ceased circulation of the one toea and two toea coins.

Staff want salary increments to be increased to around 50 toea or more.

Lae police apprehend escapee

Abraham Black escaped during the mass break out in 2016 at Buimo CS.

He was alleged to have held up a mobile phone company sales team along the back road while they were out on product promotions run, where he was positively identified by surrounding communities.

Police say Black had in his possession a homemade gun and other weapons.

He was found to have been involved in other crimes as well as terrorising the community along the back road of Lae.

Morobe show preview

Hosted by the Morobe Provincial Agricultural Society on October 15th and 16th, the Morobe Show follows after the Goroka and Mt Hagen Shows.

The second largest city in PNG, will come alive to showcase Morobe’s diverse culture and traditions, allowing show goers and tourists to pay a visit and experience the cultural displays all in one place.

Lae are you ready to SAIKAP?!

A brand new season of Sprite SAIKAP has been hitting PNG, since April.

Laying off for a while, since the last event in Kokopo, East New Britain, the team is now in Morobe’s capital, ready to work up a crowd at Eriku tomorrow, Saturday September 2nd.

The free event, from 10am -12pm, will feature raw, unedited, street art in the form of beat boxing, one-on-one dance off, freestyle rapping, spray painting and a lot more entertainment.

Sprite SAIKAP is part of Sprite’s global campaign “Obey you”, which focuses on young people.

Lae Secondary remains closed

The school closed yesterday following an attempted confrontation by students from Bugandi Secondary School.

According to police reports, male students from Bugandi Secondary School mobilised and ran up to Eriku with the intention to attack male students from Lae Secondary School.

Quick response by police and intervention by Lae Secondary School teachers to pull their students back into the school premises, prevented what could have been another major inter-school fighting.

The cause of the conflict is still unknown.

Lae police nab drug suspects whilst on patrol

China Town police were carrying out footbeat patrols through Geks compound settlement and through to the beach front at Voco Point when they noticed two men acting suspiciously.

Police said they questioned them and upon searching, discovered packs of marijuana.

“They were at Voco Point to sell the drugs to dealers from Salamaua area,” alleged Lae police in a statement.

The men, from Southern Highlands and Simbu, have been detained, charged and court papers are being prepared.

Digicel Cup to resume tomorrow

First up at 2pm will see the EPG Enga Mioks play host to Waghi Tumbe.

Across to Goroka, the visiting Agmark Rabaul Gurias go up against the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis.

In Lae, the reigning premiers Lae Snax Tigers will do battle with the Kroton Hela Wigmen. This game will be televised live by TVWAN for the first time ever.

Finally down to the nation’s capital, the NCDC Port Moresby Vipers take on PRK Mendi Muruks.

All three matches are scheduled to kick off at 3pm.

Expat stabbed in attempted robbery in Lae

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said the attempted armed robbery happened at BNBM Hardware at about 8.30am.

“A gang of more than six men stormed the shop and held up security guards, staff and customers.

“They proceeded to the administration office and tried to get cash from the safe but resistance was put up by the Chinese national manager.

“The armed robbers attacked him by stabbing him with knives.” 

Wagambie Jnr said quick police response when alerted resulted in three of the suspects and weapons used in the robbery apprehended.