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Juveniles face court for $20K theft

By FONUA TALEI Four juveniles, alleged to have stolen $20,000 from a businessman, will appear in the Suva Magistrates Court today. The four aged 12, 14, 15 and 17 years
29 Oct 2012 13:11

By FONUA TALEI

Four juveniles, alleged to have stolen $20,000 from a businessman, will appear in the Suva Magistrates Court today.
The four aged 12, 14, 15 and 17 years have been charged with a count of theft.
According to Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro, the juveniles are alleged to have stolen $20,000 from inside a businessman’s parked vehicle at around 2:15pm.
Ms Naisoro said this was worrying. She said people must take necessary precautions at all times when carrying large sums of money in town.
“A report was received at the Lami Police Station where two youths aged 12 and 14 years old allegedly stole $20,000 from a parked vehicle at Wailada.”
It is alleged the two entered the vehicle, belonging to a 57-year-old person, which was parked unattended while he had gone inside his office and found the cash wrapped in a plastic bag inside one of the compartments.
“The two were later joined by two other youths aged 15 and 17 years before they proceeded to spend the money in Suva.
“The four were later apprehended along Victoria Parade opposite Sukuna Park where over $19,400 was recovered from the four suspects.”
She said the Police Force is concerned about juveniles allegedly being involved in such acts.
“This case where youths aged between 12 and 17 years old are involved in such acts should be a concern, not only for the Police Force but the community as a whole.
“The Fiji Police Force is once again reminding business people of the need to take more care when handling large sums of money and not take for granted situations that can put them at risk from criminal elements,” she said.
Ms Naisoro said safety precautions were to be taken at all times when leaving vehicles unattended.
“Considering a minute is all it takes to get in and out of unattended vehicles, it is imperative that safety precautions are taken at all times.”




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