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Police Officers Attacked By Armed Men

A team of six police officers who were on mobile patrol with the K-9 Unit were attacked by a group of men on Thursday morning. A Police statement said the
29 May 2015 11:14
Police Officers Attacked By Armed Men

A team of six police officers who were on mobile patrol with the K-9 Unit were attacked by a group of men on Thursday morning.

A Police statement said the incident occurred at about 0230hrs after a report was received that a group of men entered the home of a 64 year old businessman at Visama Road, Nausori whereby cash and assorted items worth more than $32,000 was stolen.

Also stolen was the victim’s van.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, Henry Brown said: “Whilst the team of officers was heading to attend the report they saw the stolen van being driven at high speed near a high school and immediately pursued the vehicle up until Farm Road, 10 miles where it was abandoned.

“All seven suspects then proceeded to attack the police officers and police dog by throwing stones and bottles at the vehicle the team were traveling in which sustained minor damage.”

Mr Brown said what ensued was a foot chase through the bushes; however the suspects managed to escape.

“Five teams were immediately set up to conduct investigations and three people were brought in for questioning yesterday for their alleged involvement in the early morning robbery.

“While two have been questioned and released, a 38 year old man remains in police custody for his alleged involvement.”

Mr Brown said the team of detectives continues their investigations and will be working around the clock to apprehend the remaining six suspects.

The Fiji Police Force will focus on ensuring criminal elements that prey on the innocent in the comfort of their homes are brought to justice.

 

 

 



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