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Wednesday 1 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who were convicted of the string of armed robberies at three Chinese run shops in Tongatapu, in January earlier this year have received lengthy jail terms. Rodney Toki (27), Taniela Pohahau (27) and Tuiaki Muli Pahulu (23) were sentenced on November 29, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young men have pleaded guilty to committing the string of armed robberies at three Chinese retail shops in Nuku'alofa. They are in police custody to be sentenced on November 22, at the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 19 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three men arrested in relation to the armed robberies at four Chinese retail shops in Nuku'alofa, have been further remanded in police custody until March. Taniela Pohahau, Rodney Toki and Tuiaki Pahulu appeared at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on Monday, January 18.
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Friday 15 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three men arrested in relation to the armed robberies at four Chinese retail shops in Nuku'alofa, are expected to appear at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on Monday, January 18.
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Tuesday 12 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men armed with machetes remain at large after a series of robberies at various Chinese retail shops in the Nuku’alofa area, over the weekend and yesterday, where shop owners were threatened and thousands of pa'anga in cash snatched from shop counters. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 11 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Alamoni Makafilia (33) is serving 16-years imprisonment, for armed robberies at two petrol stations in Tongatapu in 2018 where he shot and wounded two petrol station attendants.
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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempted murder charge has been made against the alleged male shooter in two petrol station shootings in Fanga and Veitongo on September 5, in addition to earlier charges of armed robbery.
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Friday 15 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti was found guilty of armed robbery and serious bodily harm when he assaulted a warden’s son with a machete, during an armed robbery at a home in Hu’atolitoli Prison in 2014.
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Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for two robbers who were armed with an iron rod, and stole around $10,000 pa’anga from a Chinese shop on Friday night, April 20 in Pahu.
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Wednesday 28 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Armed robber, Samuela 'Alatini, who shot a woman in the leg in a 2008 robbery, was successful in his appeal, when his 18-years imprisonment sentence quashed and replaced with 12-years nine-months.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to armed robbery and assault of a 62-year-old woman at her home in Fahefa on Sunday afternoon, February 18.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An escaped convict, ‘Amoni Fifita (34), was sentenced to eight years imprisonment by the Tonga Supreme Court for the armed robbery of a store in Kolovai last year 2017. The getaway driver and father of 16 children, Pakileata Fukofuka (48), was sentenced to 3½ years jail with 18 months suspended.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are seeking two men who committed armed robbery of a man of Asian origin at his home in Fasi on Sunday, October 15.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four male teenagers have been arrested and charged in relation to an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Tofoa on Saturday night, June 10.
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Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two policemen charged in relation to an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Ma’ufanga on 20 May remain detained in custody.
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Saturday 3 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second police officer was arrested on Friday June 2 in relation to the armed robbery of a shopkeeper at Ma’ufanga on May 20, Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said today.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police officer (27) charged with armed robbery remains in custody after his case was adjourned to 6 June.
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old police officer has been arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a shop at Ma’ufanga on Saturday, May 20.
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Monday 15 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Vaka (28) is serving an accumulative sentence of 12-years imprisonment for a series of violent robberies in 2015-16 in Nuku'alofa. A Supreme Court judge who viewed "the callous, ruthless nature of the offending" said this was a deterrent sentence to protect people from being the victims of predatory criminal acts in their homes.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti who was charged with armed robbery using a pistol at a Chinese store in Longlongo on March 25, 2016 got off the charges after identification evidence was rejected in the courts. The Judge expressed concern over Tonga Police's failure to adopt proper identification procedure, saying that it was at best "careless".
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