Police were searching for two men after a suspect was arrested following shop robberies in Longoteme, a Police spokesperson said.
A 20-year-old man from Longoteme was arrested in relation to robberies of two retail shops in the town.
Police were called to a report of theft in a Chinese shop at the Kauvai area at 11pm on August 27.
The robbers took off with $4,900 cash and $200 pa’anga worth of phone cards.
Police were again called to a second robbery in Longoteme which took place on September 4 at about 1am in a shop belonged to a Tongan national.
The thieves got away with thousands of paʻangas worth of stolen items.
Police believed the two robberies were linked.
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