846 theft cases recorded by the Juvenile Bureau Unit
April 12, 2019 4:39 pm
The officer in Charge of the Juvenile Bureau, Acting Inspector Ema Bolatolu
An alarming 846 theft cases were recorded in the past six years by the Juvenile Bureau Unit and this has raised alarm bells.
The officer in Charge of the Juvenile Bureau, Acting Inspector Ema Bolatolu says while most of these cases involve children from broken families, they also serve as a lesson that it’s everyone’s responsibility to find a solution.
Bolatolu says most of the theft cases received involves stealing food.
“When we conduct our background investigation on the juvenile we find that most children that are involved come from a dysfunctional family so it’s either they have been looking after by their father or by their mother or by their grandparents and these are some sad cases.”
Bolatolu is advising Fijians to support those who are in genuine need to help them refrain from wrongdoing.