Police monitoring city


LAE police are closely monitoring the city after a string of well-planned armed robberies over the past weeks.
Lae Metropolitan Superintendant Anthony Wagambie Jnr confirmed that police were conducting special operations to curb criminal activities.
“We have conducted random road blocks to check on vehicles to find suspicious gang members and to locate vehicles that might have been stolen or used in previous robberies,” he said.
He also called on the public to cooperate with police during road blocks to ensure police operations flowed smoothly.
Wagambie told The National that since police started the operation there was a decrease in armed robberies in the city.
“I also issue a stern warning to individuals who have been involved in criminal activities that the law will catch up with you. “This warning also goes to those people who have been supporting criminals with logistics and funding that police would still catch you.”
Wagambie said police investigators were working around the clock and slowly uncovering the operations of criminals.
“So far the investigators are making good progress and they are a step closer to arresting those that were involved in supporting criminal activities if there is sufficient evidence,” he explained.
Meanwhile, police from Goroka and Madang will be sent to Lae to boost police manpower to assist during the Morobe Show this weekend.
Wagambie acknowledged that mobile squads based in Goroka and Madang would help Lae police to ensure peace during the show.

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