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$10k Stolen From Service Station

  Around $10,000 was allegedly stolen by two armed, masked men on Sunday evening at the Sunita’s Service Station in Nalovo, Nadi. Meanwhile, investigations into Sunday’s Total Service Station robbery 
13 Dec 2016 11:00
$10k Stolen From Service Station
Sunita’s Service Station employee, Natasha Narmata Singh points to the cabinet where the cash was stolen from. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

 

Around $10,000 was allegedly stolen by two armed, masked men on Sunday evening at the Sunita’s Service Station in Nalovo, Nadi.

Meanwhile, investigations into Sunday’s Total Service Station robbery  at Nakavu in Nadi continue. Police are yet to determine if the same group is involved.

Businesswoman Sunita Devi, who has been running the service station for two and a half years, is still traumatised by the burglary, which occurred at her shop at around 11.20pm.

Ms Devi, who had gone on a five minute drive, to drop one of her staff home, was returning when the incident took place.

“I left the shop at 11.15pm to drop one of my staff at her house and I assume that’s when the robbers immediately entered my shop,” she said.

Ms Devi keeps a dog inside her shop for security and on the night of the robbery, it was barking continuously when she returned.

“When I parked outside, I heard my dog barking and I knew something was wrong because my dog won’t bark for any reason,” she said.

“Immediately I got out of my car to check what my dog was barking at when I heard the sound of someone cutting the padlock.

“I broke the front of my glass to check if someone was inside and I saw two masked men inside.

“I screamed and called the security to quickly check the back of the shop.”

She added that the security, who was ‘relaxed’, didn’t respond to her request.

She said after she managed to get in the shop, the robbers had escaped with the cash.

Ms Devi said after watching the robbery take place on the surveillance camera, she noticed the robbers were mindful of where the cash was hidden.

“They just came into the shop and knew very well where the cash was kept,” she added.

“They didn’t smash anything; they only came for the drawer with the cash which my Sunday income was in.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident and said investigations were continuing.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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