TOURISTS ROBBED AT KNIFEPOINT IN FIJI

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SUVA. Fiji (Fiji Times, Jan. 8) – Tourists were robbed of cash and personal belongings in what police said was the first recorded case of robbery with violence in Fiji this year.

The incident happened on Friday morning at a homestay in Tamavua, Suva.

Police said three men armed with a cane knife and dagger robbed three guests and got away with personal belongings and a rental car.

A Seiko watch, gold and diamond rings, a camera, travel documents, CD drive and $1300 in Fijian and Australian dollars and English pounds were the items taken from the tourists.

Police public relations officer Sylvia Low said none of the victims were injured in the attack.

The thieves fled in the rented car, registration number LR404, which was hired by one of the guests at the homestay.

Ms Low said the vehicle was later found abandoned at Kara Place in Cunningham.

January 9, 2006

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