Police praise taxi driver – Fiji Times Online

  • Update: 2:19PM A FIFTY six year old taxi driver was the subject of Police praise today after he helped the force apprehend suspects alleged to have committed aggravated robbery on the weekend.
  • In a media statement this morning, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Biu Matavou, chief of intelligence and investigations said the taxi driver observed the robbery and followed the suspects when they fled in a stolen taxi.
  • He alerted officers from the Police Special Response Unit who cased the taxi through Khalsa Road and into Colo-i-Suva.
  • “The actions of the taxi driver in assisting us is greatly appreciated as it goes in line with the Commissioner of Police�s call for community partnerships whereby people are speaking up and saying no to crime,” ACP Matavou said.
  • “By working together we are essentially sending a strong message to would be criminals that silence is no longer an option and through the Duavata Community Policing arm of the Fiji Police Force we will continue to exchange information to help put a stop to these offences from taking place.”
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    Police arrest youths – Fiji Times Online

  • A 56-YEAR-OLD taxidriver whose identity has been withheld by police has been hailed a hero after his actions resulted in the arrest of two youths believed to be part of a group involved in an alleged robbery.
  • He alerted a patrol team from the Police Special Response Unit and a chase took place along Khalsa Rd and Colo-i-Suva.
  • Chief of intelligence and investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police Biu Matavou said the focus now was to arrest the other two suspects and police are following leads.
  • “The actions of the taxidriver in assisting us is greatly appreciated as it goes in line with the Commissioner of Police’s call for community partnerships whereby people are speaking up and saying no to crime,” he said.
  • “By working together we are essentially sending a strong message to would-be criminals that silence is no longer an option and through the Duavata Community Policing arm of the Fiji Police Force will continue to exchange information to help put a stop to these offences from taking place.”
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    2 use scissors in robbery – The Ghanaian Times

  • Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Osei Ampofo-Duku, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, told newsmen here on Monday, that the two suspects had been snatching taxis and using them to rob other people.
  • According to the Deputy Police Commander, the two hired a taxi, GY 6289-13, from Asafo to Anyinam New Site, on Ocotber 26, but on reaching the Nagie School, near Dakodwom, they allegedly stabbed the driver with a pair of scissors and sprayed powdered pepper into his eyes.
  • The police said the two suspects also confessed snatching a taxi at Andy Grace School which they hired from Fire City, at Ahodwo.
  • ACP Ampofo-Duku noted that the suspect led the police to a nearby farm where two pump action guns, single barrel gun and 12 cartridges were retrieved.
  • According to the police, the victims claimed a laptop computer, wi-fi modem, mobile handsets and GH¢3,600.00 were taken away by Tugah and his colleagues.
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    Police arrest and detain two suspected robbers

  • By Gifty Amofa/Racheal Fosuah Osei, GNA,

    Kumasi, Oct 27, GNA – Two suspected members of a robbery gang, terrorizing and making life miserable for people in Agogo and other nearby communities in the Asante-Akim Noth District have been arrested and detained by the police.

  • Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Osei Ampofo-Duku, Deputy Ashanti Regional Commander, told journalists in Kumasi that the pair were seized based upon police intelligence.
  • The gang had attacked and robbed travelers on a mini-bus of their money, mobile phones and other valuables on the Kowereso-Bebome road on September 09.
  • ACP Ampofo-Duku said the gang shot and killed two farmers – 63 year-old Kwadwo Amponsah, and Abi Shaibu, 25, who were responding to the distress call by the robbery victims in the taxi.
  • He said the suspects had already been identified by some of their victims, adding that, the police had intensified their effort to track down and arrest the other members of the gang to bring them to justice.
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    Cops bust robbery, break-in gang

  • City police chief ACP M. Chandra said the suspects, who called themselves ‘Gang Yuyu’, were arrested on Wednesday (May 25) following a robbery case at Taman Teluk Likas on May 24, whereby a man lost his Hyundai Atos car after he was robbed by two unidentified men in a Perodua Kancil car.
  • “On the day of the incident, two of the suspects approached the victim, who was sitting in his Hyundai Atos car with a female companion around 1am on May 24.
  • “Following the incident a police report was lodged by the victim after which police immediately set up a task force to track down the suspects that led to the arrests of five individuals at Taman Putera Jaya in Telipok around 2.15am on May 25,” he told a press conference at the city police headquarters in Karamunsing here yesterday.
  • “Police investigation also revealed that the suspects, who have been active since 2014, were involved in four criminal cases, that is one robbery case and three house-breaking cases, all within this month.
  • Police have also recovered the stolen Hyundai Atos car that was left abandoned at Taman Putera Jaya, the Perodua Kancil car used by the suspects and a Yamaha motorcycle.
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