At approximately 09:30 hrs 02 April 2018, an expatriate shop owner and a guard were held up with a shot fired as they escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, when a nearby patrolling Police Unit intercepted and responded immediately to give chase. There was a pursuit by Lae Police Units on their getaway vehicle, through Airways Avenue, to China Town and Bumbu bridge ending up at Busurum Compound as shots were exchanged all along. At the back of Malahang Industrial Centre, three suspects were killed with one seriously wounded and admitted to Angau General Hospital. A Police officer also received bullet wounds in the shootout.
Advisory: Continue to have safe and secure business plans in place including security plans, where assessment identify weak practices so that security measures can be discussed with various security providers.