Lae Police

Suspects caught after armed robbery today

Prior to the robbery, about eight suspects held up a vehicle and its occupants, tying their hands and legs and dumping them at a secluded spot at Butibum village.

They then went to Eriku where they held up the workers and security guards at 1.10pm.

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said: “Takings from the bottle shop was removed as well as the cash register.

“The suspects were armed with two factory made guns, homemade guns and knives.

New trend of robbery puts Lae police on alert

On Thursday at about 9:30am more than 10 men, some dressed in various school uniforms entered the Able computing store with the intention to rob the shop.

The unsuspecting staff and security guards, deceived by the uniforms, didn’t think it was a robbery until the men held them up using guns and machetes.

Within ten minutes, the shop was looted; laptops, mobile phones and other products on display were taken while one of the security guards was slashed badly.

Students injured from Bugandi, Lae secondary clash

A fight broke out after school at Eriku again, where a couple of Lae Secondary School boys received injuries. Police were at the location and managed to disperse them.

More than 200 male students from Bugandi secondary came out of school and marched towards the Salamanda way around 8am yesterday morning.

A Police Sector Patrol Unit was there and tried to stop them at Bugandi roundabout and get them back to school but they (students) refused to listen and headed straight for Eriku.

Lae steps up policing

This is according to the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Anthony Wagambie Junior.

Wagambie Jnr says the Police Emergency number, since being introduced in Lae, has been working very well.

However, he said he has been getting feedback from members of the community that there still needs to be more advertising of the number so that more people can take note of it.

Police boss commends city for peaceful elections

Wagambie commended the scrutineers, who have been the eyes and ears for candidates, and further extended his gratitude to the provincial election manager for his guidance and foresight.

He acknowledged the leadership of the returning officers and assistant returning officers.

“With their wealth of experience, they led this event well and all the presiding officers and those who took part as volunteers in the polling and counting have done well,” he stated.

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Better policing for Lae residents

Manpower was stretched during the election period, which has affected general policing but now that it’s over, the normal swing of duties will resume.

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, says Police Station Commanders and Unit Commanders have been directed to step up on proactive policing.

This will include: Stepping up of footbeat patrols, not only at shopping centres and bus stops, but also residential areas and settlements; Advertising of their toll free emergency telephone number; and utilising the FB page so that the public can access information.

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Police apprehend two suspects with offensive weapons

The suspects had in their possession a homemade gun, hunting knife and live ammunition.

They were apprehended at the back of Huonville Primary School

This area has been prone to armed hold up on motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Lae Police Boss, Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed that the two have been arrested, charged and locked up.

He said Police stations in Lae have been putting their members out on foot beat more often now in hotspot areas.

The two suspects definitely had the intention of committing a crime when they were apprehended by Police.