One ar­rest in Tikaram car­jack

Two more still on the run af­ter.

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - SHAHANI MALA shahani.mala@fi­jisun.com.fj

Asus­pect has been ar­rested for his al­leged in­volve­ment in a car­jack­ing in­ci­dent at Tikaram Place, Na­madi Heights, on Thurs­day. The al­leged in­ci­dent was filmed by a wit­ness who posted the video footage on so­cial me­dia. This is the sec­ond time where a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent has been cap­tured on video and gone vi­ral over so­cial me­dia. Last week in Kash­mir, Lau­toka, at least eight men were cap­tured on CCTV cam­era. The footage later went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia. Po­lice spokesper­son Ana Naisoro said: “The Tikaram suspect was ar­rested on Thurs­day and is cur­rently in our cus­tody as the hunt for his other two ac­com­plices con­tin­ues.”

It is al­leged three men had hired a taxi from Suva City and told the taxi driver to take them to Tikaram Place at Na­madi Heights. As they reached Tikaram Place, they al­legedly threat­ened the taxi driver and at­tempted to take over the ve­hi­cle. Since the taxi driver fought back to re­tain pos­ses­sion of his taxi, the three men robbed him. Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Bri­gadier-Gen­eral Si­tiveni Qil­iho said: “Those re­spon­si­ble for these cow­ardly acts will be ap­pre­hended. “Of­fi­cers are work­ing hard to en­sure all those in­volved are ar­rested.” Edited by Naisa Koroi

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