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Bag full of cash

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, August 18, 2014

TWO men carrying a money bag containing $50,000 in cash were arrested near Tagaqe Village in Sigatoka over the weekend.

The men were alleged to have been part of a group that robbed the City Foreign Exchange in Nadi where the same amount of money was stolen on Friday.

According to police, the five masked men stole the cash and fled in a taxi with the registration LT 7211.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the two men were intercepted by police while travelling in a minibus.

"We got a call that the men were on their way to Sigatoka so we set up a roadblock," he said.

"They were found near Tagaqe Village with the money bag.

"We arrested them at that point and took them in for questioning this (yesterday) morning."

Insp Sokomuri added the rest of the group were still at large and that police was also searching for the stolen vehicle.

"The stolen vehicle is also a concern for us because it was easily used for their getaway," he said.

He said the incident was among a number of reports of stolen vehicles. "We are again pleading with the public to secure their properties.

"This is a busy weekend and with the Hibiscus Festival, people will be moving around so we are asking people to secure their vehicles and their homes before going out."








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