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Thieves break into liquor outlet at height of Cyclone Winston

As the whole country was feeling the full brunt of Tropical Cyclone Winston, some people took the opportunity to break into P.Meghji’s liquor outlet in Garden City, Suva. Manager for Raiwai branch, Mukesh Raniga told Newswire the break-in happened during the power blackout on Saturday night. When Newswire visited the scene at 10.00am this morning, […]

Peni Shute

February 22, 2016 10:49 am

As the whole country was feeling the full brunt of Tropical Cyclone Winston, some people took the opportunity to break into P.Meghji’s liquor outlet in Garden City, Suva.

Manager for Raiwai branch, Mukesh Raniga told Newswire the break-in happened during the power blackout on Saturday night.

P.Meghji Raiwai Branch Manager, Mukesh Raniga standing outside the shop this morning. Source: Calvin Prasad / Newswire.
P.Meghji Raiwai Branch Manager, Mukesh Raniga standing outside the shop this morning.  Source: Calvin Prasad / Newswire.

When Newswire visited the scene at 10.00am this morning, broken glass from the front door was visible.  Mr. Raniga said they were waiting for a police team to arrive.

The break-in happened in the height of the incident at around about (7.20 pm) on Saturday night. So I think the cops came and just checked whatever things that have been taken, right now I can’t get inside to  see what is missing.

Mr. Raniga said due to the power blackout, the security cameras in the shop were down.

Yeah we put up all the shutters and everything, and we switched off everything, on the alarm and we left, I guess the break-in they broke in the moment the power went off, but the actually break-in happened at 20 past 7.

The forensic people will come and check, and we can get inside to see things are missing.

Raniga said when he closed the shop on Friday he left an amount of $300 of change in the cash register.

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