G-West hit by street robberies

Armed robbers being reprimanded by prison officers
Armed robbers being reprimanded by prison officers

A spate of robberies hit Gaborone West over the weekend. In one of the cases, a 28 year-old woman was admitted at the Princess Marina Hospital with a fractured thigh following a botched robbery.

According to the Gaborone West Police station commander, Agreement Mapeu, the woman and three male accomplices who were travelling in a car, attempted to rob a motorist along the Gaborone/Gabane road on Saturday evening.

Mapeu said the couple who were targeted were driving in front of the vehicle of the would be robbers. He said when the vehicle slowed down for a pedestrian, the one behind sped past and blocked it. 

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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