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‘I’m Lucky To Be Alive’

‘I’m Lucky To Be Alive’
The missing Toyota RAV 4 that belongs to Jagdish Narsey Bhai.
April 24
14:39 2016

Narhari Electrical Company Limited general manager Jagdish Narsey Bhai says he is thankful to be alive after three masked men robbed him on Friday night.

Mr Bhai, 58, said: “This was most terrible experience of my life.”

The three men also drove away in his vehicle, an Orange Toyota RAV 4 registered IE 258.

The incident happened at his residence at Nayau Street, Samabula, Suva, where he has been residing since 1995.

A still shaken Mr Bhai vividly remembers his ordeal.

“It was around 8:30pm when I reached home from work, and was reversing my vehicle to the car park.

“As soon as I got off my car, I saw two masked men coming towards me.

“One of them held me while the other tried to take whatever I had in my both  pockets,” he said.

The incident happened in a little space between his house and his vehicle.

“I struggled to free myself, and I was screaming, at the end when they took some things from my pocket, hitting and kicking me at the same time.

“They got hold of my car keys and drove off,” he said.

The third person he said was hiding in the drain. He came out and jumped in the car before it took off.

He said it must have been a “planned job” and they might have been hiding in advance and waiting for him.

“They took my wallet, credit cards, identification cards, my bag which contain some money, mobile accessory, water bottle and drove away with my car.”

His wife thought he collapsed when he started screaming and came running to check and saw people coming towards their place. Mr Bhai was still trying to free himself from the men.

“My wife also screamed for help which alerted our neighbours; but by the time our neighbours arrived they had already driven off.”

It happened so fast that one of his neighbours who tried to stop them on the road had to jump over the drain to save himself, he said.

He said this was the second time this kind of incident had happened to him, but this one was more terrifying.

“Two years ago a men tried to steal something from my car and as he was trying to break the glass of my vehicle, the alarm rang and he ran away,” he said.

Meanwhile, Police are looking for the three men.

Police said the vehicle number plate could be altered and used in other criminal activities.

Members of the public with information are requested to call Crime Stoppers on 919.

Stolen Hyundai found

Meanwhile, the stolen red Hyundai Tucson HJ 537 that was stolen from Bayview Heights near Nabua in Suva and used in the robbery at the Vodafone Outlet in Namaka, Nadi, has been found. It was abandoned at Natawarau, Ba, early yesterday morning, Police said.

The six men allegedly involved are still on the run. Police investigations continue.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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