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Police request public to be vigilant during traffic jams

Members of the public are being requested to be vigilant, in light of  recent criminal activity targeting vehicles held up in traffic jams during peak hours. Police chief operations officer, ACP Tito Elo said reports have shown incidents where opportunists are targeting people traveling in private and public transport. ELO: “Recent reports show incidents where opportunists are […]

Salote Qalubau

August 8, 2016 5:06 pm

Members of the public are being requested to be vigilant, in light of  recent criminal activity targeting vehicles held up in traffic jams during peak hours.

Fiji Police Force Chief Operations Officer ACP Tito Elo. (Fiji Police Force)
Police Chief Operations Officer ACP Tito Elo. (Fiji Police Force)

Police chief operations officer, ACP Tito Elo said reports have shown incidents where opportunists are targeting people traveling in private and public transport.

ELO: “Recent reports show incidents where opportunists are targeting people traveling in private and public transport and have had their phones and valuables snatched from inside their vehicles.”

He said items stolen include phones, laptops, and other electronic gadgets.

ELO: “While a few arrests have been made, we continue to receive reports of these offences occurring particularly along roads that are backed up due to peak hour traffic.”

Police officer controls traffic at Laucala bay. (Fiji Police Force)
A police officer controls traffic at Laucala Bay in Suva. (Fiji Police Force)

The police are requesting members of the public to be on the look out for would be opportunists who are committing these offences.

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