Chinese-Vavaʻu store robbed at gun point, four appear in court

    Three male adults and a teenager appeared in court yesterday after robbing a Chinese store with a 22 rifle on the night of February 12 at Tu’i Rd near the village of Mataika in Vava’u.

    Molitoni Fifita, 22, of Koloa, Viliami Tupou, 26, of Okoa, ‘Osaiasi Talia’uli, 21, of Tokomololo and Fenuki Tupou, 17, from Okoa have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, committing armed robbery with a firearm without a license and aggravated robbery.

    The owner of the shop, Feing Yumn, was left unharmed according to Vava’u Police Superintendent, Netane Falakiseni.

    Superintendent Falakiseni said the accused fled the scene with telephone cards worth TP$500 and other goods worth TP$2000 as well as cigarettes.

    He said when Police captured the alleged robbers they recovered the stolen goods and seized the firearm. The accused remained in Police custody, Falakiseni said.

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    1. Naʻe hā ha kau tangata ʻe toko 4 ʻi he fakamaauʻangá ʻaneafi hili ia haʻanau ngāueʻaki ha meʻafana laifolo 22 ke kaihaʻasiʻaki ha fale koloa Siaina ʻi he poʻuli hifo ʻo e ʻaho 12 ʻo Fēpueli he Hala Tuʻí ofi ki Mataika ʻi Vavaʻu.
      Kuo fakaʻilo ʻa Molitoni Fifita, 21, ʻo Koloa, Viliami Tupou, 22, ʻo Okoa, ‘Osaiasi Talia’uli, 21, ʻo Tokomololó mo Fenuki Tupou, 17, ʻo Okoá ki he loto taha ke fai ha hia kaihaʻa, kaihaʻanga ngāueʻaki ʻa e meʻatau taʻe ʻi ai ha laiseni pehē foki ki he kaihaʻa fakamālohi.
      Naʻe ʻikai ha fakatamaki ʻe hoko ki he ʻoʻona ʻo e fale koloá, Feing Yumn fakatatau ki he lau ʻa e Supaʻiniteniteni Polisi ʻa Vavaʻú, Nētane Falakiseni.
      Naʻe pehē ʻe Falakisení ne hola e kau tukuakiʻi kaihaʻa ni mo e ngaahi kaati telefoni feʻunga mo e paʻanga ʻe $500 mo e kolaa fakafuofua ki he $2000 mo e sikaleti.
      Naʻá ne pehē ne puke ʻe he kau polisi ʻa e kau tangatá ni fakataha mo e koloá pehē foki ki he meʻafaná. Ko e kau fakaʻiloá ni ʻoku kei tauhi pe kinautolu ʻe he kau polisí.

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