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Two shots scare away would-be thieves
Fiji Times ^ | 17 Sept 2012 | Nasik Swami

Posted on 09/17/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog

THE police are investigating an attempted break-in where the homeowner discharged his weapon.

Police have confirmed a 12-gauge shotgun was used to scare the two masked men away after they tried to break into a house at Lobau settlement in Nausori early yesterday morning.

However, director operations Senior Superintendent Rusiate Tudravu said he could not confirm at this stage whether or not shots fired hit one of the intruders because they had yet to receive a report to this effect.

"The home owner has been interviewed by the officers at Nausori Police Station and the gun has been taken in by the police to find out its licence and registration details," SSP Tudravu said.

He said no charges had been laid as investigations were continuing.

Meanwhile, home owner Liaket Ali, 48, said they were awoken when his wife heard noises.

He said it was around 1.30am, so he got up, loaded his gun and stood behind the door to see what was happening.

"Upon reaching the door, I saw two masked men trying to open the window to get inside the house," he said.

Mr Ali said the men were armed with an iron rod, a pinch bar, a hacksaw and a tin cutter.

(Excerpt) Read more at fijitimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; fiji; shotgun; warningshot

1 posted on 09/17/2012 8:32:31 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

in Fiji? Well they won’t have far to run. Two blasts from a 12 gauge is enough to scare any burglar. Hard to miss if Mr. Lia was actually trying.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 8:41:28 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Rio

Oh. And never bring a hacksaw to a gunfight.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 8:42:28 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Rio
"Oh. And never bring a hacksaw to a gunfight."

Or an iron rod, a pinch bar, or tin cutter.

4 posted on 09/17/2012 10:05:42 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

You all missed the most important point:the police then disarmed the homeowner.
The gun was taken while they determine if its licensed.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 12:59:58 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: smokingfrog

Too bad it wasn’t “Two shots PUT away would-be thieves.”


6 posted on 09/18/2012 3:12:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Rio

Couple rounds of buck is a real attention getter.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 3:19:57 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: smokingfrog
"...and the gun has been taken in by the police to find out its licence and registration details."

There they go, treating the law-abiding citizen like a criminal.

8 posted on 09/18/2012 5:57:08 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

And now he’s defenseless if the thugs come back.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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