Phikwe police brace for festive crime

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SELEBI-PHIKWE: Police here have intensified crime prevention operations for this year’s festive season as an increase in crime is anticipated following the closure of the BCL Mine.

Speaking to Mmegi in an interview, Selebi-Phikwe police station commander Superintendent Victor Nlebesi highlighted that since this will be the first ever festive holidays after the closure of BCL mine, there will be many vacant houses that could attract thieves.

He therefore stated that they have extra-ordinary measures in place to ensure that they prevent the possible house breaking and theft that has been common in the copper and nickel town since the mine was closed especially in the BCL residential area.

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