Police recover stolen shotgun

A police issued shotgun has been recovered by Lae Police after it was taken from them last year during a robbery.

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.

“The shotgun has been in possession of some of our most dangerous criminals ever since,” Wagambie Jnr said.

He stated that police intelligence officers made a breakthrough and located the weapon at West Taraka.

“The suspect in possession of the weapon, who is wanted by police, had been using the gun to threaten and intimidate members of his community.

“The house was raided but the suspect was not present; police searched and located the gun. It is now locked away with the Lae Metropolitan Command,” said Wagambie Jnr.

Charles Yapumi