Robbery

Police nab service station robbers

Two suspects have been arrested after a chase and police have recovered all of the stolen items.

Newsroom

January 9, 2017 2:10 pm

Police have commended a taxi driver for assisting in the arrest of two men involved in an alleged aggravated robbery case over the weekend.

According to Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, ACP Biu Matavou police received a report on Saturday night that four armed masked men had threatened a cashier of the Total Service Station and stole cash and assorted items worth more than $3,000.

The suspects fled in a stolen taxi but were observed by a 56-year-old taxi driver who alerted a patrol team from the Police Special Response Unit, resulting in a chase along Khalsa Road and into Colo-i- Suva.

The team of pursuing officers consisting of personnel from the Southern Division, Police Special Response Unit and K9 managed to arrest two suspects at the scene while two others are still at large.

MATAVOU: “The actions of the taxi driver in assisting us is greatly appreciated as it goes in line with the Commissioner of Police‚Äôs call for community partnerships whereby people are speaking up and saying no to crime.”

ACP Matavou added that a 19-year-old suspect of Nasese and a 26-year-old of Kinoya were in custody and police had recovered all of the stolen items.

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