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Taxi Driver Applauded For Crime Detection

The actions of taxi driver who assisted Police officers detect a crime in the early hours of Friday morning has been applauded by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni
30 May 2016 12:33
Taxi Driver Applauded For Crime Detection
Fiji Police

The actions of taxi driver who assisted Police officers detect a crime in the early hours of Friday morning has been applauded by the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

 

On Friday morning at about 0530hrs the 28 year old man was driving along the streets of Suva when he noticed three men acting in a suspicious manner at the junction of Goodenough Street.

 

Keeping a close watch on what the three men were doing, he noticed their attention shift focus to a 23 year old student. He then saw the three allegedly attack the 23 year old student.

 

Noticing what was happening he turned on his headlights and using the car horns he tried to alert others to what was happening. The three men fled the scene however he managed to follow one of the suspects along Victoria Parade.

 

Using his networks he communicated what was happening with other drivers to alert Police while at the same time closely following the 29 year old suspect along Victoria Parade from a distance.

 

He eventually found two officers on patrol and took them in the direction of where the suspect was seen where he was eventually arrested.

 

The 29 year old accused has since been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon.

 

Brigadier-General Qiliho said the actions of the taxi driver was commendable adding it was encouraging to receive reports of people willing to assist in the fight against crime.

 

“I have always talked about community partnership and this is an excellent example of what can be achieved by working together”.

 

“Knowing that we have networks such as those that exist with taxi drivers is great, as we can work together by way of information sharing and let criminal elements know that we have more eyes on the ground by making use of such partnerships”.

 

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