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Bowser Attendant Robbed Of $100

  A 42-year-old bowser attendant in Labasa was robbed on Saturday while on nightshift. Nilesh Kumar, who is an employee of Titi’s Service station, said he was conducting one of
03 Oct 2016 11:00
Bowser Attendant Robbed Of $100
Nilesh Kumar. Photo: Josaia Ralago

 

A 42-year-old bowser attendant in Labasa was robbed on Saturday while on nightshift.

Nilesh Kumar, who is an employee of Titi’s Service station, said he was conducting one of his rounds when he was attacked.

“While scouting the compound, I came close to one of the big company trucks parked next to the bowser when a man attacked me,” Mr Kumar said.

“He was hiding behind the truck, he just jumped out of nowhere and hit me on the cheek and that is when I fell to the ground.

“He asked for the cash and when I refused, he ripped my shirt pocket which had the cash.

“The guard I was with ran towards us with a knife and the attacker fled. It all happened so fast.”

Mr Kumar, who has been an employee at the station for 11 years, suffered injuries to his upper lip and right cheek.

The owner of the service station Saifud Din said this was not the first time as his service station had been robbed in the past.

“It has happened three or four times, to the extent where the service station has been robbed and this needs to stop,” Mr Din said.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they have received the complaint and were carrying out investigations.

“The report states that the bowser attendant was robbed of $100 close to midnight last night,” Ms Naisoro said.

“We must reiterate the need for business operators who know their employees would be handling money late into the night to ensure their safety is tightened because they would make easy targets for criminal elements.”

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

 



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