POLICE are looking for three men who robbed two workers who were on their way to the bank yesterday.
Nadi Police Station crime officer Inspector Shanti Lal said the workers of South Seas Cruisers were on their way to do their company banking when the three men who were inside a stolen black taxi stopped their car and grabbed the money bag containing more than $50,000 in cash and cheques.
"We are still trying to establish the exact amount," he said.
He said the men abandoned the stolen vehicle along the busy road off Namotomoto Village, and ran through the village with the bag.
They are believed to have crossed the Nadi River and went to the Nadi Back Road.
He said about 15 police officers are searching the Nadi area for the men.
South Seas Cruisers operations manager Daniel Heffernan was angry when approached for a comment at the police station yesterday.
"Just get away from here and piss off," he said.
When The Fiji Times arrived at the scene where the taxi was abandoned, he told the police he did not want any media coverage.
South Seas chief executive officer Peter Duncan did not want to comment when approached.
IP Lal said police had acted promptly and found some evidence in the taxi.
"There was no transport available, so we asked a member of the public who was at the station to take the officers to the scene," he said.
"We thank him for providing transport."
A few photos were found in the abandoned vehicle.
IP Lal said there were 15 officers including detectives and uniform branch officers assigned to the case.
"We have also integrated other officers from other stations," he said.