RETAILERS around Suva have beefed up security to keep their properties and customers safe as the hunt for the remaining one escapee continues.
They are believed to be responsible for the recent spate of crimes since their escape from Naboro minimum security prison on Monday.
Speaking to The Fiji Times yesterday, Prouds Suva Central store manager, Nilesh Chand, said a number of security procedures were put in place after the robberies.
Mr Chand said staff members were instructed to be vigilant and watch customers who were acting suspiciously.
TappooCity retail operations manager Thilini Kahapolaarachchi said the safety of their customers was of paramount importance.
"We have internal and external staff security providing constant detailed reports of public and vehicle movements," she said.
"We also have CCTV monitoring throughout the day and the entrances to the building are also being monitored."
Ms Kahapolaarachchi said there would also be 24-hour monitoring of the premises, adding that Tappoos wanted to make sure that customers were safe to shop.
Carpenters director of retail and marketing Kuna Subaratnam said the staff members of MHCC had taken extra precautions as well.