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December 1, 2023, 1:16 pm
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2 men arrested for alleged aggravated robbery in Nadera

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Two men are currently in police custody for their alleged involvement in an aggravated robbery in Nadera yesterday.

Divisional Police Commander South SSP Wate Vocevoce says the victim, a 14-year-old student, was following a shortcut from his school when the two suspects approached him and stole his mobile phone and ear pods, before fleeing the scene.

SSP Vocevoce says the alleged incident occurred after midday and the two were arrested later in the afternoon.

In a case reported last month, the suspect of an aggravated robbery along Wairua Road in Tamavua has been charged and will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court today.

The accused allegedly assaulted and robbed a taxi driver and stole cash, a mobile phone, and assorted items worth over $1,200 on the afternoon of the 24th of last month.

He has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

SSP Vocevoce stressed that operations in the Southern Division are focused on increasing visibility this festive season with the “boots on the ground” concept, covering settlements and densely populated areas to counter thefts and other opportunistic crimes.