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Police Warn Students

Police are warning tertiary students to be careful when buying electronic educational gadgets. Over the years, they have received many reports of thefts of mobile phones, laptops, computers and other
02 Feb 2016 10:27
Police Warn Students

Police are warning tertiary students to be careful when buying electronic educational gadgets.

Over the years, they have received many reports of thefts of mobile phones, laptops, computers and other electronic gadgets.

“The trend is that these gadgets are easy targets and are worth a lot of money when sold in the streets,” chief of investigation and intelligence ACP Luke Navela said.

“Criminal elements always want to take advantage of students and trading of such devices sometimes result in unfortunate incidents.”

ACP Navela said offenders always looked for opportunities within university premises or dormitories to steal these devices when unattended or not secured properly. These devices were later sold on the streets to other students at an affordable price.

“At the same time, buyers are not aware such devices may have been stolen.”

The Police are also concerned with online trading. This is where advertisements of trading are usually done on social media sites and many get lured into such colourful offers in haste.

“It is advisable for consumers to be more vigilant about such traders and if you’re suspicious about such trading, please report or inform Police at your nearest Police station.

“Perpetrators that take advantage of young university students will face the full brunt of the law when caught.”

Source: Fiji Police Force

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