26-year-old in custody for aggravated robbery

November 20, 2022 4:30 pm

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A 26-year-old man is in custody following an aggravated robbery case last night.

Police Chief Operations ACP Abdul Khan says a 33-year-old woman who was serving her last customer for the day at a shop located in Colo-i-Suva at around 10pm, noticed three men acting in a suspicious manner.

She quickly alerted her 20-year-old neighbour to escort her last customer, a young girl, home.

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It is alleged that two of the suspects entered the shop and assaulted the 33-year-old woman before fleeing with a box containing money.

The 20-year-old neighbor allegedly ran after the suspects when he heard the victim shouting for help.

He managed to apprehend the 26-year-old suspect and members of the Fiji Police Soccer team who were in the area arrived at the scene to assist the 20-year-old.

ACP Khan says members of the Police Soccer team who were conducting patrols were alerted of the incident and were deployed to the scene.

ACP Khan has commended the 20-year-old mechanic.

The suspect remains in custody as investigation continues.