Police introduce horse patrols

FRANCISTOWN: In an attempt to contend with the rampant crime in the city, the police here recently introduced horse patrols in areas that are mostly hit by crime, such as Donga Extension, Area A, China Town, Ntshe, Monarch Phase 5 and 6.

In an interview with The Monitor recently, Central Police Station commander, Superintendent Mojaboswa Mathitha confirmed this and stated that his policing area is highly hit by crime that include burglary and theft, housebreak-ins and theft, and store break-ins. Since January this year up to now, Central Police Station has recorded a total of 81 cases of burglary and theft, 34 house break-ins and 52 cases of store break-ins.

Apart from these crimes, Mathitha said, the station has also registered 16 robbery cases, three murders, 21 rapes and 20 cases of unlawful possession of dagga. "We are trying our level best to intensify patrols in the areas that are highly hit by the prevalence of crime. We have formed task forces in order to reinforce the manpower on the ground. In addition to that we have introduced horse patrols in our policing area," said the station commander.

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