16th July 07:49 AM
A number of arrests made in the Western Division for a number of serious cases
By Anamika Singh
Saturday 14/04/2018
Rakiraki and Tavua police clear the area where the stolen car veered off the road [Photo:Fiji Police]

A number of arrests were made in the Western Division of suspects alleged to be involved in a number of serious cases yesterday.

Police Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro says a suspect of an aggravated robbery case was arrested after he allegedly robbed a 38-year-old driver whose carrier was hired from the Nadi carrier stand to Momi.

Naisoro says upon reaching Momi village, the driver was allegedly stabbed and robbed of more than $1000 cash.

She says the suspect had fled the scene while the driver was taken to Lautoka hospital.

She says an officer saw the suspect acting in a suspicious manner and arrested him in Nadi where the money allegedly stolen was also recovered.

Naisoro says earlier in the day officers from Rakiraki and Tavua pursued a vehicle that was allegedly stolen from the Eastern Division which was sighted in their area of operation.

She says the chase ended when officials from Water Authority assisted by blocking the road at Naseyani whereby the car veered off the road.

She says a woman and a child were also inside the vehicle driven by the man believed to be in his 30s.

She says it has since been established that the three are biological brothers and sisters and would often pose as a family.

Naisoro says the two older siblings are wanted for a series of cases ranging from alleged theft and burglary and an incident which went viral on social media whereby a number of shopkeepers were duped into giving more money after the suspects would complain of being shortchanged.

She says a number of reports have been lodged in Labasa as well as in the Western Division against them.

Naisoro says the two adults are in custody while the child was sent back to the care of his mother as investigations continue.

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