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New Police Sector Response Unit in Lae producing top results

Just a week after a Police Sector Response Unit was launched in Lae, criminals who once took advantage of weak policing in Papua New Guinea’s second largest City are starting to feel the pinch.

IMG-20170501-WA0010Just a week  after  a Police  Sector Response  Unit   was launched in Lae,  criminals who once took advantage of  weak  policing in Papua New Guinea’s second largest City are starting to  feel the pinch.

The unit was the first to respond  after an armed robbery early  Monday.

The stolen vehicle used by  six suspects was  tailed.  Then  the suspects  chased on foot until three were caught.

According to police the   men armed with homemade guns  walked into  Lae’s BNBM hardware and tried to rob the safe.

One of the managers  resisted and they stabbed him.

Police were alerted at  within  minutes, the Sector Response Unit spung into action.  Other units blocked of exit routes.

Eye witnesses said even while under fire,  police remained controlled  and didn’t open fire until they were in the clear.

At least of  the suspects was  shot by police  and taken to Angau hospital.   The vehicle was recovered  along with weapons and radios used by the suspects.

Since  setting up the Sector response unit, Lae’s police command has been monitoring the results.

The average response time has been  anything between five  and ten minutes.

Lae’s Metropolitan Superintendent,  Anthony Wagambie,  has since issued a stern  warning  to troublemakers  to stop attempting to disrupt businesses  in Lae City.

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