Five to face robbery charges in Suva
11 May, 2018, 1:08 pm
POLICE continue their crime clean up this week with yet another five men apprehended and scheduled to face the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon to face charges for their alleged involvement in two separate robbery cases.
The first case relates to a car jacking on May 6th when four men forced a Suva taxi driver to drive to Reservoir Road where they allegedly tied him up and put him in the boot of the car.
According to Fiji Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro, the men then drove to Sawani where they allegedly planned to commit another crime.
“When that planned failed, they returned and abandoned the vehicle in Raiwaqa and the driver was able to free himself and report the matter to Police,” Ms Naisoro said.
Three men aged 20 and one aged 26 years face a variety of charges which include aggravated robbery, theft and driving a motor vehicle without a valid license.
The second case took place May 9 and involves a 20 year old student who allegedly stole a woman’s mobile phone while she was walking along Qauia Bridge in Lami.
“Divisional taskforce teams have been set up to address aggravated robberies and burglaries with focus on the quick arrest of suspects,” Ms Naisoro said.