Teen arrested over Coin Save fire

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The Police have nabbed the second suspected over the recent burning of Coin Save’s new Fugalei outlet.

The Police have nabbed the second suspected over the recent burning of Coin Save’s new Fugalei outlet. (Photo: File)

The Police have nabbed the second suspected over the recent burning of Coin Save’s new Fugalei outlet. 

Police Spokesperson, Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu, said he is a teenager who lives in the Apia township area.

“The suspect is a 17-year-old male from one of the villages in Apia,” he told the media.

“He is now in custody with his other friend and they will appear in on the 3rd of this month.”

“They are now charged with burglary, arson and theft.”

Last month the company’s newest branch at Fugalei was burnt.

C.C.T.V footage helped the Police identify the suspects who broke into the building and burnt it.

Su’a highlighted the importance of installing C.C.T.V Cameras.

He said this is something all business owners should invest in.

“We know it’s expensive but it’s very important because with this incident the C.C.T.V. cameras were able to help us with our investigation, and especially as we were able to identify the suspects even though their faces were disguised.”

“So the ministry encourages all businesses about the importance of installing cameras to safeguard their business.”

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