The increasing number of petty criminal activities at Lae city’s main market area needs everyone’s effort to address said the city’s Metropolitan Superintendent, Chris Kunyanban.
He said the main market area is one of the busiest centre in Lae, thus it needed everyone’s help to address issues. Kunyanban stated that police men power have dropped and the daily influx of people moving into the city is very challenging for limited police personnel to handle.
He made this statement in response to concerns raised by members of the public on the alarming cases of street vending, pick pocketing, public drinking and other illegal activities in the area.
Kunyanban said though Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at the market place, the cameras have blind spot areas where people learnt of its settings and have been avoiding, doing illegal activities behind the bind spots.
He is urging individuals, business houses and other partners to continue support in any ways that will help maintain the city safer for everyone.