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Businesses Call For More Police Patrols

Fear has gripped a number of business people operating along Cumming Street in Suva. This comes following allegations that customers and the public have been robbed while walking along the
30 Jun 2016 11:54
Businesses Call For  More Police Patrols

Fear has gripped a number of business people operating along Cumming Street in Suva.

This comes following allegations that customers and the public have been robbed while walking along the street.

Some of the shop owners and employees spoke to Fiji Sun on the condition of anonymity.

A shop employee said: “Robberies happen most of the time in this street. It happens a lot to our customers.”

In some cases it is alleged that these so-called robbers snatched jewellery off women while they were walking. Other items allegedly stolen are mobile phones, wallets, purse and money.

However, Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they had not received any complaints of these so-called robberies from any of the shop owners along Cumming Street.

“No complaints of robbery at Cumming Street have been lodged with the Police recently,” she said.

Another shop employee said: “There have been many robberies here at Cumming Street. People are robbed in front of shops. This has been happening for some time now.”

One shop owner said:  “We witness these robberies most of the time. We also warn our customers to be on alert and careful when walking on the street. At times these so-called robbers come inside our shop and hassle us.”

A shop supervisor said: “In the last six months the number of robberries have jumped. We nearly see everyday someone on the street is being robbed.”

The business operators are now calling for more Police presence on the street to safeguard their business, customers and the public.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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