Girls Live In Fear Af­ter Dar­ing Rob­bery

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Two lit­tle girls are liv­ing in fear af­ter a dar­ing rob­bery their home on Fri­day Since the in­ci­dent Shaila Ku­mar, 10 and Zarine Ku­mar, 4, re­port­edly start shiv­er­ing when it gets dark and they now follow their mother Asi­nate Ku­mar around the house.

Ms Ku­mar said her daugh­ters have not slept well be­cause they were fright­ened af­ter the rob­bery.

Ms Ku­mar, a widow, was at her home on Nacara Street in Vatuwaqa, Suva at about 8pm on Fri­day when two youths en­tered the house.

“The door was open as Shaila had gone out to feed the dogs and Zarine was sit­ting in­side with my mo­bile phone and my wal­let next to her,” she said.

“I was bak­ing cakes when the two young boys en­tered with tshirts tied around their face and wear­ing hats.

“One of them grabbed the phone from Zarine and picked the wal­let and they ran away, jump­ing over the fence into the neigh­bour’s com­pound.

“I raised the alarm and some peo­ple chased the two boys who ran to­wards Vatuwaqa. I also re­ported the matter to Po­lice.” Ms Ku­mar said the peo­ple who chased the two suspects iden­ti­fied them to Po­lice of­fi­cers. She said the in­ci­dent had scared her two daugh­ters.

“They keep say­ing that the rob­bers

will come again,” she said. “I have had sleep­less nights since Fri­day, but I try and get as much rest as I can dur­ing the day be­cause I have to stay awake at night for my daugh­ters.

“I thank God that noth­ing se­ri­ous hap­pened to my two lit­tle girls.”

She said her wal­let had a lit­tle more than $200 which she earned from her cake sales.

“For the past 11 years this is the first time that I have been robbed”she said.

Po­lice spokesper­son Ana Naisoro was yet to re­spond to queries on the matter yes­ter­day.

Asi­nate Ku­mar with her two daugh­ters, 10-year-old Shaila Ku­mar and 4-year-old Zarine Ku­mar at their Vatuwaqa home on Sep­tem­ber 10, 2019.

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