Failed armed robbery

Armed robbery foiled in Lae

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie tells PNG Loop that on December 29th  police received information that there was an armed robbery planned to take place at Theodist Lae.

Police took the tip and launched an operation to monitor the area.

Wagambie says the report verified that a Toyota Hilux single cab had been stolen from the main market and then taken straight to Theodist and parked outside with the would-be robbers inside.

Plain clothes police on the scene spotted  the vehicle and watched it and those inside.