Police urge vehicle owners and commuters to be vigilant
07:40 Thu Nov 23, 2017
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Maggie Boyle
Members of the public are advised that a crime trend is resurfacing whereby criminals grab valuables from vehicles stuck in traffic.
Police Chief of Operations – ACP Rusiate Tudravu says this has been picked up by the Southern Division operations team in particular in areas where road works are underway.
In a recent incident, a 17 year old was arrested after he grabbed a woman’s mobile phone before jumping off the bus.
However a chase by a bystander resulted in his arrest before he was handed over to Police.
Other attempts made by youths to grab items from unsuspecting car owners have been foiled by the operations team along the junction of Gaji road particularly at night.
ACP Tudravu adds that officers have also gone to the extent of asking youths loitering in the area to return to their homes.
Vehicle owners and passengers are advised to keep valuables safe and be mindful of this crime trend as some people will try to take advantage of commuters stuck in traffic.
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