The work of thieves during the Festive season has given the Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G) a very sad start in 2016.
The day after Christmas, thieves broke into the S.V.S.G’s office next to the Police station in Apia, and took a number of items critical to their work.
The break in was confirmed by the President of S.V.S.G, Siliniu Lina Chang.
“This person or persons broke the window in front of the main entrance and made his way inside,” she said.
“The thief or thieves took our flat screen TV, a computer that is used for our work and our big radio donated by some of the Good Samaritans for the use of our office.”
Siliniu said the incident has left herself and the staff very disappointed.
“We didn’t know until we came on Tuesday morning and saw that the window at the front had been broken.”
Asked if she had any idea who might have done it, Siliniu said no.
“We have referred the matter to the Police.
“There were a lot of fingerprints on the tables and on the windows where the thief came through. We believe this was not the work of just one person.”
The President added that she could not understand how someone could be so heartless to break into an office that’s largely financed by donors and the goodwill of Good Samaritans.
“There was dirt everywhere,” she said.
“Luckily, they didn’t ruin anything else.
“It’s also very strange that they didn’t come into my office. I guess they were only interested in those items.”
Since the establishment of S.V.S.G more than 10 years ago, this is the first time their office has been robbed.“It’s strange because when we were at our old office nothing like this happened.
“It’s also strange that nobody heard or saw anything. We are hoping that the Police will be able to solve this soon.” It was not possible to get a comment from the Police yesterday.