Dangerous armed fugitives still on loose

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Two armed prisoners wanted after they escaped the Central Police Custody and robbed a shop owner at gun-point remains on the loose nearly two days after police first began looking for them.

Viliami Kupu and Amoni Fifita aged in their 20s were considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, police say.

They escaped from the Central Police Custody at approximately 05:30am Tuesday 31 January, 2017.

With no fresh leads, police today made a new appeal to the public for any sightings of the duo.

The fugitives were last seen at approximately 3:00pm Monday at Kolovai, where they robbed a shop owner at gun-point, Deputy Police Commissioner Pelenatita Vaisuai said.

Kupu was wearing a black t-shirt with a black short, and Fifita was wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt, greenish shorts and a blue cap.

Kupu has been in custody for grievous bodily harm charges and Fifita for robbery/theft charges.

“Kupu and Fifita are considered dangerous and for this reason the Tactical Response Group was deployed”, Vaisuai said.

If anyone has any information on their whereabouts, they can contact their local Police station.

If you see them, please do not approach and call 922 immediately.

“We remind anyone who may be helping Kupu and Fifita that assisting a prisoner to evade Police is a crime and you may become the subject of Police attention. If we find evidence of this occurring you could be charged with a criminal offence”.

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