Lae reports prompt police response

Lae Police are responding faster to crimes because of the introduced Sector Response Unit (SRU).

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.  

“There was a good combined effort by all police units supported by Sector Patrol Unit.”

Wagambie Jnr said police in Papua New Guinea’s second largest city are very prepared to counter any major crimes.   

“Criminals should be wary of the alertness of police and strategy employed,” he said.

“They will find it very hard to get away, so they should know what is best for them and stop testing police.”

Meanwhile, the Lae police command will be launching their Facebook page soon.

It will used to disseminate police information and also by the public to alert police and report any crimes in the city.


(File picture of one of the suspects involved in the BNBM robbery, who was apprehended by Lae Police on Monday)

Charles Yapumi