Sector Response Unit

Shop robbed off K20,000

The shop is located near Lae’s main market area.

According to Lae Police, the men walked into the shop, held up the workers and took away K20,000 cash before escaping in the company van.

The vehicle was abandoned at Papuan Compound.

Lae’s Metropolitan Command’s Sector Response Unit and the CID followed up and apprehended one of the suspects.

He then led them to another suspect who had in his possession a factory made six-round pistol.

More arrests are expected soon.

Escapees apprehended

The escapees have been a threat to communities around the city and have been causing disorder and criminal activities.

The Pair had been on the run for over a year since escaping – they were apprehended when the SRU caught them while on routine patrol.

The pair were behind bars for armed robbery, however they had escaped and while the first identified as one Amon Mong Leka was caught at Nawaeb block, where his house is located, the other escapee was apprehended at a nearby drain in the main market, after he failed to escape a pursuit by the SRU members.