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12 Waituri Cars Ransacked

Twelve cars were ransacked at Waituri Backroad, Nausori, on Monday. The Fij Sun was on the site on Monday talking to the owners of the cars who commented on condition
17 Sep 2014 07:24
12 Waituri Cars Ransacked
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa (standing third from right), staff and residents of the Golden Age Home during their thanksgiving dinner at the home on December 13, 2019. Photo: Laisa Lui.

Twelve cars were ransacked at Waituri Backroad, Nausori, on Monday.

The Fij Sun was on the site on Monday talking to the owners of the cars who commented on condition of anonymity.

The Nausori Divisional Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mesake Waqa, yesterday confirmed that they were investigating the matter.

He said they had visited the site and had interviewed the car owners.

A former advisory councillor and chairman of the Naitasiri District Council, Vijay Nath, whose wife is from Waituri, visited those affected. He told them not to panic and they had nothing to fear.

Yesterday Mr Nath said that the incident was not politically motivated. He urged those in Waituri to be at peace as the Nausori Police had been alerted.

A car owner said the 12 cars involved had their quarter glass smashed and the car doors were opened.

“They just go for the coins and nothing else,” he said.

A taxi driver said his car was also ransacked and those involved just went for the money.

“All the coins inside the coin box were missing.”

He said he firmly believed it was politically motivated.

At another house, three cars were ransacked.

Speaking on condition of anonymity a car owner said it was sad that their cars were damaged because they themselves would pay for the damage.

“People involved should be taken to task,” he said.

The police had visited them, taken their statements and had started their investigation.

Meanwhile a report was received from Baulevu about cars being similarly ransacked.

However, the Police confirmed they had not received any report.

When this report went to print the Baulevu Police Post couldn’t be reached for confirmation.

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