Alleged A.T.M. thieves in Court
The two men accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the Bank of the South Pacific’s A.T.M machines last month appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Yang Quigreen and Zhong Shuiming appeared before Justice Lesatele Rapi Vaai.
The Acting director of the National Prosecution Office, Muriel Lui appeared for the prosecution while Leota Raymond Shuster represented the accused men.
During the proceedings, Ms. Lui sought the Court’s leave for the matter to be adjourned for two weeks to allow the Police to finalise the charges.
Leota did not object and the application was granted by Justice Lesatele.
As a result, Quigreen and Shuiming’s next appearance is scheduled for 26 September 2016.
According to the Acting Police Commissioner, Afamasaga Michael So’onalole, there are three men accused in the matter.
He said the Chinese men arrived in Samoa from Fiji. Afamasaga did not rule out the possibility of further charges.
According to Police Media Officer, Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu he said the accused are between ages of 30 and 32 years old.
The accused were caught on security cameras and they were found by Police at a restaurant at Matautu.
The Police claim that they discovered machines used to make fake cards when they raided the place they were staying in at Matautu-uta.