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Neighbour’s persistence leads to arrest of alleged robber

September 14, 2019 12:45 pm

The persistent efforts of a concerned neighbor led to the arrest of a man for his alleged involvement in a robbery in Waiwai, Ba early this morning.

The suspect is from Suva.

Police received information from the concerned individual after hearing a commotion at his neighbor’s house and noticed a vehicle that was new in the area moving around in a suspicious manner.

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Police say a couple in their 50s were allegedly robbed in their home in the interior of Waiwai in Ba and were forcefully taken in their vehicle by the unknown suspects to Lautoka where their car was abandoned.

The neighbor after hearing the commotion early this morning noticed the driver of the vehicle which is believed to have transported the suspects to the area, alerted police and pursued the alleged suspect in his own car towards Yalalevu, Ba.

The suspect lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the road near Yalalevu where Police managed to take him into custody.

The couple who were found in Lautoka with their car are now receiving medical treatment at the Lautoka Hospital.

Investigation continues and a team has been tasked to locate and identify the suspects involved in the early morning robbery.

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