Po­lice still look­ing for sus­pects

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Po­lice are still look­ing for the three men who were in­volved in a rob­bery in Sam­ab­ula ear­lier this month. US-based Fi­jian cou­ple Prat­i­bha and Praveen Ma­haraj were at­tacked by three men who pounced on their car and robbed them of $10,000 worth of as­sorted items in­clud­ing jewellery and cash. The Ma­harajs have lived in San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia, for the last 21 years.

They were get­ting into their ve­hi­cle at Kaba Street in Sam­ab­ula, Suva, when they were at­tacked. They were go­ing to at­tend a prayer at the Sam­ab­ula Tem­ple. Items such as phones, as­sorted jewellery, cash, their pass­ports and for­eign cur­rency were stolen. The men also took the key of the rental car.

Po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Jo­saia We­icavu said: “No one has been ar­rested yet in that case of rob­bery. “How­ever Po­lice man­aged to re­cover some of the vic­tim’s stolen prop­er­ties af­ter a thor­ough search in the area. “We are pur­su­ing some leads and putting all our ef­forts in try­ing to solve the case. “We also ap­peal to mem­bers of the pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion. Please call Crime Stop­pers on 919 if you have any in­for­ma­tion,” he said. In­spec­tor We­icavu said any­one with in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to an ar­rest and re­cov­ery of stolen items will be given a re­ward. Edited by Manasa Kalouniv­iti

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