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Police arrest 4 in relation to robberies in the Navua and Pacific Harbour areas

Hard work by a team of investigators at the Navua Police Station has resulted in the arrest of four men who are alleged to be involved in a series of robberies in the Navua and Pacific Harbour areas. In a statement, Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Luke Navela said two of the three […]

Salote Qalubau

July 24, 2016 9:56 am

Hard work by a team of investigators at the Navua Police Station has resulted in the arrest of four men who are alleged to be involved in a series of robberies in the Navua and Pacific Harbour areas.

ACP Luke Navela at a press conference in Suva ealier this year. (Newswire)
ACP Luke Navela at a press conference in Suva earlier this year. (Newswire)

In a statement, Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Luke Navela said two of the three accused persons are aged 22 while the third accused is aged 23 years of age.

NAVELA: “Three men appeared at the Navua Magistrates Court last Friday charged with aggravated burglary and theft for their alleged involvement in a robbery at a villa at Pacific Harbour on the 15th of July.”

“The investigations has since found the three to be linked to other reports of robbery also. As such all three have again been charged with aggravated burglary and theft for breaking into another house in Navua also last Friday where assorted liquor and cigarettes were stolen.”

He said the three men have been are currently remanded in Police custody after an application was made by state prosecutors in court to have them remanded as they are wanted for questioning for their alleged involvement in other burglary cases in the area.

ACP Navela said that one of the 22-year-old accused has existing charges for a further count of burglary and theft for breaking into the house of a pastor in Navua on the 12th of July and stealing a laptop and i-pods.

NAVELA: “Investigators have been working around the clock and thanks to the support of the members of the public we have been able to arrest the four and ensure they are brought before the courts.”

Meanwhile, in a separate case, a 28-year-old man is also in Police custody and has been charged with burglary and theft.

ACP Navela said the man is alleged to have broken into a villa also on Friday 15th of July and stole a laptop and assorted liquor and  all four accused will be produced at the Navua Magistrates Court on Monday.

He added that he hoped this would send a strong message to criminal elements.

NAVELA: “This should also send a strong message to criminal elements that our investigators will work around the clock to ensure those who want to prey on the innocent in their homes and rob them of their hard work are apprehended.”

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