Suspect caught attempting to hijack vehicles

A young man, from Morobe, was wounded by Lae police this morning after he was caught attempting to hold up vehicles.

At about 8.30am, a member of public called the Police Toll Free number, reporting an individual who was armed and attempting to hijack vehicles.

The Police Operations room got a description of the armed offender with his exact location, then sent the message by police radio.

It was reported that the suspect was located somewhere past the second seven dump, towards Bumayong.

Special Response Unit 104, who cover this area, were close by and promptly responded.

The suspect, in the process of capture, was wounded in the foot and apprehended.

He was taken to the Angau Hospital for treatment and released back to Police for formal charges to be laid.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie, is further encouraging members of the public to use their Toll Free Emergency number to report such incidents.

(Wounded suspect at Angau Hospital for treatment)

Press release