Police arrest two for looting; Nuku’alofa curfew extended

Puke toko ua ki he kaiha'a lolotonga e fakataputapu ki loto Nuku'alofa. Toe fakalōloa atu e fakataputapu ki loto Nuku'alofa 'aki ha uike 'e taha.

Police have arrested two men for burglary and stealing in Nuku’alofa Central Business District (CBD).

The accused were arrested with boxes of goods stolen on February 14.

The suspects appeared to have taken advantage of a curfew that left homes and businesses in the areas empty as Tropical Cyclone Gita swept through the kingdom on Tuesday night.

As Kaniva News reported, an overnight curfew was in place in Tonga in the eve of the category 4 storm after Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell ordered a restriction that required people in the CBD area to remain indoor on Tuesday 13 February 2018 from 9pm until 7am.

The night curfew has been extended for another week, between the hours of 8pm to 8am.

The boundary of the curfew area includes Tupoulahi Road to the east, Mateialona Road to the south, Vaha’akolo Road to the west and Vuna Road to the North.

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