LIV­ING IN FEAR Vatuwaqa Res­i­dents Call For More Po­lice Pa­trols

Ms Chan­dra, who lives alone with her spe­cial needs daugh­ter, said she feared for both their lives and felt more se­cu­rity was needed at her neigh­bour­hood.

Fiji Sun - - Suncity - KELERA SOVASIGA Edited by Percy Kean

Sixty-six-year-old Mar­garet Chan­dra has called for more Po­lice pa­trols around her neigh­bour­hood at Nacara Street in Vatuwaqa af­ter her wash­ing ma­chine was stolen from her home.

Ms Chan­dra, who lives alone with her spe­cial needs daugh­ter, said she feared for both their lives and felt more se­cu­rity was needed at her neigh­bour­hood. “Our 7.5 kg wash­ing ma­chine and some of our clothes left on the clothes line were stolen. I filed a com­plaint with Po­lice and I am still wait­ing for an up­date

from them,” Ms Chan­dra said. “Last week­end af­ter I went to put our garbage out on the road­side, I no­ticed my let­ter­box de­stroyed and left in pieces.

“This place is re­ally dark at night and that has made it eas­ier for intruders to en­ter our com­pound and take what­ever they want,” she added.

Ms Chan­dra is thank­ful to her neigh­bour for keep­ing a look out on them.

She has also called on the au­thor­i­ties to have more pa­trol and take se­ri­ously com­plaints from mem­bers of the pub­lic.

In the same neigh­bour­hood a fam­ily is also liv­ing in fear af­ter they were robbed early yes­ter­day morn­ing in their home.

The sus­pect en­tered the home and stole items in­clud­ing mo­bile phones, cash and video games. Later in the af­ter­noon, fam­ily mem­bers went around the neigh­bour­hood and found some of the stolen items dumped at the nearby man­grove swamp.

The mat­ter has been re­ported to Po­lice who said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were still in progress.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Mar­garet Chan­dra with her daugh­ter, Pri­tika Devi at her home in Nacara Street, Vatuwaqa on July 25, 2019.

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