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Police laud wheelbarrow boys in crime battle

Ropate Valemei
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WHEELBARROW boys have contributed significantly to the drop in crime level at the Suva Bus Station, police say.

Market Police Post officer Vulisere Waqabaca said they had noticed a dramatic drop in criminal activities in that area with the assistance of the wheelbarrow boys,

"There has been a significant change observed for these wheelbarrow boys. They give information to the police post on any crime committed in the area covered by the market post," Corporal Waqabaca said.

Thirteen officers at the post cover the bus stand areas right up to Sukuna Park and a few places beyond that.

"This is not an easy task for the 13 of us because it is a large area. However, with the assistance of the boys, everything now runs smoothly," Cpl Waqabaca said.

He said with 90 wheelbarrow boys in town, one should think twice before committing a crime. "Now the pick-pocketing rate has dropped at the bus stand. They even helped during the school brawl weeks ago," Cpl Waqabaca said.

Suva City Crime Free Wheelbarrow Association president Jone Vakasa said this was part of their initiative to reduce crime rate in the city.


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