Lae Police

Fatal traffic accident occurs at Salamanda in Lae

The driver of a five door a hired vehicle was driving at high speed, while under the influence of alcohol when he ran off the road.

The car crashed into two Bugandi Seconday Grade 11 students at about between 9.30am and 10am.

The two students, one male and a female were walking on the foot path at the time of the incident.

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Lae police needs support says Wagambie Jnr

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie Junior tells PNG Loop that because of the large population and the lack of manpower and logistics incidences occur seven days a week.

He says despite the challenges police have been working well to contain the law and order issue to ensure that citizens of Lae can enjoy freedom of movement in a peaceful environment.

Wagambie Jnr outlined the need for sector patrols in the city which will be a vital unit that will be used in combating and preventing crimes.

Facebook post put Lae police on the trail

The post by a user at the PNG Kona Market page showed a picture of what the user alleged were police uniforms sold openly at a certain trading store.

When contacted about this post  Lae’s Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie Junior says that he was not aware of this but says that uniforms are made to order.

He further added that the picture does not look like the showroom of the store but rather the room where customers go to pick up orders.

Weapons recovered from suspects home in Lae

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie tells PNG Loop that the suspect was apprehended for breaching his bail condition by not appearing in court for the decision of his court case.

 Wagambie says that he had a warrant of arrest issued by the Lae District court. He was also wanted with regards to other serious crimes.

 Police discovered two factory made pistols. One a .38 revolver and the other a 9mm semi- automatic glock.

Investigators found that the glock was stolen from its licensed holder during an armed robbery at a major business house in Lae.

Lae Police recapture 25 Buimo escapees

Currently 25 escapees have been arrested and charged and returned to Buimo.

Two were killed during a dispute at Busu compound at the Backroad Malahang while one escapee who was critically shot is still at Angau hospital.

The wounded escapee was in the process of robbing vehicles when he was intercepted by a special operations unit.

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie junior says that all personnel have been utilised to do follow ups on outstanding cases.

Lae police command gets organised

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie says the new arrangements will be to also better coordinate and organise to deal with law and order issues.

He says in recent months since taking office the Mobile units in Lae are more coordinated operationally and are also taking part more actively in policing duties.

While the Task Force unit has been given additional manpower amalgamating the armed reserve unit under one commander with the foot beat units forming the response team for the units.

Suspects in Seeto Kui robbery apprehended

On Tuesday (March 22nd) five suspects armed with guns and bushknives entered the hypermart and  made off with K26, 451.02 in cash.

The men managed to get away in a dark blue 10-seater and drove to the sea front where they got away on a waiting boat.

However, police received a tip off and picked up a suspect, believed to be an insider, from his residence.

Later that day police on a tip-off picked up eight men who were under the influence of liquor at Three-Mile.

The main suspect Wagambie Jnr says was buying beer for the group.

Buimo escapee shot in the buttock

The escapee identified as Brendon Kinjik was caught by police while attempting to hold up a vehicle along the back road of Malahang in Lae.

Kinjik was armed with a homemade gun and several rounds of 9 mm bullets.

Lae Metropolitan Police Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr informed PNG Loop that Kinjik was shot in his buttock area by police while attempting to escape.

Wagambie Jnr  says that he has been wanted by police for a string of robberies along the back road area since his escape from Buimo.

K85,000 taken in Lae robbery

Police reported that the suspects walked into the main entrance of the administration building at around 9am on Thursday (March 24th).

The suspects had on them both factory and homemade guns.

Lae Metropolitan Commander Anthony Wagambie Jnr says that the suspects assaulted a female staff who refused to cooperate with them and then made off with K85,000 in cash as well as  three laptops.

Whilst police were alerted they could not catch up with the suspects as they made their way to the beach front and took off on a waiting speed boat.