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.