Police crackdown on rise in crime in Suva City

Police crackdown on rise in crime in Suva City

By Fijivillage
Sunday 04/08/2019
Police patrol on the streets of Suva

Police arrest 3 people last night for alleged aggravated robbery case along Victoria Parade (Saturday 03/08/2019)

Police arrested three people last night for an alleged aggravated robbery case along Victoria Parade.

This is part of the Police operation at night which will now be a norm to ensure that people are safe on our streets.

We have received confirmation that the three men attacked a USP student while he was walking with others.

The three allegedly grabbed him and tried to steal items when they were confronted by the Police K9 unit.

The three were arrested by the K9 and Police Special Response Unit and taken to the station where they are now being questioned.

There were 7 drunk and disorderly cases and 3 drunk and incapable cases.

All these people are also in custody.

There were 2 cases of loitering, 2 cases of obstruction and 2 cases of disobedience of lawful order.

Heavy Police presence will continue every night.


The CCTV footage of a series of robberies that were happening along Victoria Parade in Suva last month which has prompted the Police to take action.

Fijivillage also witnessed Police officers telling loiterers to go home. These people who normally hang around at night are also seen as opportunists who prey on vulnerable people coming out of the nightclubs.

By: Vijay Narayan

 

Police patrol Suva City at night as they aim to arrest everyone involved in attacks and robberies (Friday 02/08/2019)

There is heavy Police presence throughout the night in the heart of Suva City from Monday this week as Police work on arresting everyone involved in the attacks and robberies in the capital city.

Fijivillage has been monitoring the capital city every night after the reports and emergence of videos of people getting attacked and robbed in the middle of the night or early in the morning.

Police officers are working with the Suva City Council and the Ministry of Health to ensure that Suva City is safe at night.

We have also received information that the groups of people attacking and robbing people are working with some people including some nightclub workers and those at the bars, monitoring those people that are carrying valuable items and cash.

These people at the bars who are linked to the group of attackers outside then contact them to inform them on who should be followed, attacked and robbed.

Police are also dealing with people who are loitering around in the capital city.

These people are also seen as opportunists who are hanging around to target vulnerable people coming out of nightclubs, bars or restaurants.

Continuous arrests are expected until these issues are addressed.

Meanwhile the two men allegedly involved in the attack and robbery earlier captured on the CCTV footage along Victoria Parade, have been caution interviewed and released, however they may be brought in again for questioning.

Investigators are again requesting anyone who was a victim of the Victoria Parade attacks to come forward as Police need to link the suspects to the crimes.

A man had come forward but could not positively identify those who were taken into custody over the weekend.

Police stress that they need witnesses or anyone who can positively identify and link those involved in the attacks.

Police say there are other victims who they are hoping will come forward to assist with the ongoing investigations as their statements will be crucial to determining the outcome of the case.

The CCTV footage has been widely circulated online.

It shows a group of people cornering people walking along Victoria Parade at night, brutally beating them up and robbing them.

A group of people are seen grabbing people and another group come and punch them up and then rob them. They then run away.

Other people are seen walking past while the attacks continue.

Stay with us for more.

By: Vijay Narayan

 

Police patrol Suva City at night as they aim to arrest everyone involved in attacks and robberies (Friday 02/08/2019)

There is heavy Police presence throughout the night in the heart of Suva City from Monday this week as Police work on arresting everyone involved in the attacks and robberies in the capital city.

Fijivillage has been monitoring the capital city every night after the reports and emergence of videos of people getting attacked and robbed in the middle of the night or early in the morning.

Police officers are working with the Suva City Council and the Ministry of Health to ensure that Suva City is safe at night.

We have also received information that the groups of people attacking and robbing people are working with some people including some nightclub workers and those at the bars, monitoring those people that are carrying valuable items and cash.

These people at the bars who are linked to the group of attackers outside then contact them to inform them on who should be followed, attacked and robbed.

Police are also dealing with people who are loitering around in the capital city.

These people are also seen as opportunists who are hanging around to target vulnerable people coming out of nightclubs, bars or restaurants.

Continuous arrests are expected until these issues are addressed.

Meanwhile the two men allegedly involved in the attack and robbery earlier captured on the CCTV footage along Victoria Parade, have been caution interviewed and released, however they may be brought in again for questioning.

Investigators are again requesting anyone who was a victim of the Victoria Parade attacks to come forward as Police need to link the suspects to the crimes.

A man had come forward but could not positively identify those who were taken into custody over the weekend.

Police stress that they need witnesses or anyone who can positively identify and link those involved in the attacks.

Police say there are other victims who they are hoping will come forward to assist with the ongoing investigations as their statements will be crucial to determining the outcome of the case.

The CCTV footage has been widely circulated online.

It shows a group of people cornering people walking along Victoria Parade at night, brutally beating them up and robbing them.

A group of people are seen grabbing people and another group come and punch them up and then rob them. They then run away.

Other people are seen walking past while the attacks continue.

Stay with us for more.

By: Vijay Narayan

 

2 men questioned and released regarding Victoria Parade robberies (Tuesday 30/07/2019)

The two men allegedly involved in the attack and robbery captured on the CCTV footage along Victoria Parade, have been caution interviewed and released, however they may be brought in again for questioning.

Investigators are again requesting anyone who was a victim of the Victoria Parade attacks to come forward as Police need to link the suspects to the crimes.

A man has come forward but could not positively identify those who were taken into custody over the weekend.

Police stress that they need witnesses or anyone who can positively identify and link those involved in the attacks.

Police say there are other victims who they are hoping will come forward to assist with the ongoing investigations as their statements will be crucial to determining the outcome of the case.

The CCTV footage has been widely circulated online.

It shows a group of people cornering people walking along Victoria Parade at night, brutally beating them up and robbing them.

A group of people are seen grabbing people and another group come and punch them up and then rob them. They then run away.

Other people are seen walking past while the attacks continue.

By: Vijay Narayan

 

Two men in custody in relation to the attacks and robberies captured on CCTV along Victoria Parade (Monday 29/07/2019)

Totogo Police have managed to positively identify two men allegedly involved in the attack and robbery captured on the CCTV footage along Victoria Parade.

Police confirm that the two are being interviewed and the force is now in the process of identifying the victims.

The Fiji Police Force is requesting the victims or anyone that is willing to assist them identify the victims, to come forward or call Crime Stoppers on 919 as information provided will be beneficial to the ongoing investigation into the attacks.

Police say information about the victims will be crucial to determining the outcome of the ongoing investigations.

It also assures the public that Police have put in place measures to prevent the repeat of similar attacks.

The footage is being widely circulated online.

It shows a group of people cornering people walking along Victoria Parade at night, brutally beating them up and robbing them.

A group of people are seen grabbing people and another group come and punch them up and then rob them.

They then run away.

Other people are seen walking past while the attacks continue.

By: Vijay Narayan

 

Public requested to contact Police if they have any information on Victoria Parade robberies (Sunday 28/07/2019)

A plea is being made by Police for people to come forward if they have any information or can identify people shown in a CCTV footage where people are being attacked and robbed along Victoria Parade in Suva.

The footage is being widely circulated online.

Police say anyone who has any information can call the Totogo Police Station on 9905834.

Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho has confirmed they are carrying out their investigations.

He has confirmed a spike in theft and robbery cases in the Suva and Nasinu areas and has directed operations reposture itself to effectively address concerns raised by members of the public and efforts are being made to identify those seen in the footage.

The CCTV footage shows a group of people cornering people walking along Victoria Parade at night, brutally beating them up and robbing them.

A group of people are seen grabbing people and another group come and punch them up and then rob them. They then run away.

Other people are seen walking past while the attacks continue.

Investigations continue.

By: Vijay Narayan and Semi Turaga

 

Police carry out investigations on a group of people attacking and robbing people along Victoria Parade (Sunday 28/07/2019)

Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho has today confirmed that they are carrying out their investigations after the emergence of CCTV footage of a group of people attacking and robbing people along Victoria Parade in Suva.

The footage is being widely circulated online.

It shows a group of people cornering people walking along Victoria Parade at night, brutally beating them up and robbing them.

A group of people are seen grabbing people and another group come and punch them up and then rob them. They then run away.

Other people are seen walking past while the attacks continue.

Investigations continue.

Stay with us for developments.

By: Vijay Narayan



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