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Thief Forces Tourist To Delay Departure

A British tourist was left stranded in the country on the eve of his departure after a knapsack containing his passport and essential documents was stolen. The knapsack was stolen
16 Oct 2016 11:12
Thief Forces Tourist To Delay Departure
CCTV footage showing a man allegedly stealing the knapsack.

A British tourist was left stranded in the country on the eve of his departure after a knapsack containing his passport and essential documents was stolen.

The knapsack was stolen from a holiday resort reception area.

The resort staff has recovered footage of a man casually walking away with the knapsack.

The footage has gone viral on social media after staff from the Bamboo Travellers Beach Resort in Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi spent the night scouring CCTV to locate the images.

Edward William arrived from Britain to spend his vacation in Fiji, but his last day turned out to be a disappointing one. He was staying in Bamboo Travellers Beach Resort.

Resort duty manager Holeva Kean said the incident was one that could tarnish the reputation of Fiji amongst visitors, adding that there were other visitors that became edgy about their belongings after the incident.

“This was the first time the incident has happened in our resort.

“The management and the staff of the resort are very disappointed. We are very sorry and we would like to apologise to our guest,” she said.

“We are concerned about what the tourists might think about people of Fiji. They come to spend their vacation in Fiji and when such incidents happen with them, it’s a bad image of Fiji for them.”

The resort has upped its security following the incident.

Mr William departed the country on Friday after getting an emergency passport from the British High Commission in Suva.

Police investigations are continuing and members of the public have been urged to inform the nearest Police station if they have any information on the theft or thief.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback: shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj



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