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One in custody, two on the run

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, February 21, 2013

TWO of the three men suspected to have been involved in purchasing items using stolen government cheques are still at large.

The men, Ronald Rohit Kumar and Salesh Chand, are alleged to be part of a group which allegedly purchased electrical items and other items worth more than $71,000.

The cheques they allegedly used for the purchases belonged to the Bio-Security Authority of Fiji, a police statement yesterday revealed.

The third accomplice is a 25-year-old taxidriver from Jittu Estate, who is in police custody after some officers raided his home and found electrical items worth more than $17,000.

Some of the recovered items include nine laptops, five flat screens, three outboard engines, two 40 horse power outboard engines and one laptop bag.

"The items were purchased from major retail outlets in Suva and in the Western Division," said police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri.

Insp Sokomuri said the alleged offence happened between January 13 and January 26.

He pleaded with the general public to inform police if they knew anything which could be of help in locating the two suspects.

"However, we are once again calling on business managers and shop assistants to be cautious and verify cheques issued by customers," he said.