Police arrest suspects

Police officers check the stolen vehicle at Naseyani Village, Ra. Picture: Supplied

Police officers check the stolen vehicle at Naseyani Village, Ra. Picture: Supplied

A 38-year-old carrier driver was allegedly stabbed and robbed near Momi Village earlier this week.

According to police, the driver had picked up a passenger from Nadi to Momi where he was allegedly attacked and robbed of $1000 cash.

The victim was transported to the Lautoka Hospital while the assailant fled the scene of the attack.

However, the attacker was later arrested by a Nadi police officer who also discovered the stolen cash.

The suspect was later charged for aggravated robbery.

In another incident, quick action by officers also led to the arrest of a driver in Rakiraki, who stole a vehicle from the Eastern Division.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the officers from Rakiraki and Tavua pursued the vehicle to Naseyani where Water Authority of Fiji officials assisted police by blocking the driver’s path.

The car veered off the road and the suspect was arrested.

She said a woman and a child were with the man believed to be in his 30s.

“It has since been established that the three are biological brothers and sisters and would often pose as a family,” Ms Naisoro said.

“The two older siblings are wanted for a series of cases ranging from alleged theft and burglary and an incident which went viral on social media whereby a number of shopkeepers were duped into giving more money after the suspects would complain of being short changed.

“A number of reports have been lodged in Labasa as well as in the Western Division.

“The two adults are in custody while the child was sent back to the care of his mother as investigations continue.”