Police yet to recover P17.5m from heists

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Minister of Defence and Security Kagiso Mmusi has revealed that they are yet to recover P17.5 million stolen in all heists since April 2018.

The millions of pula are monies stolen in cash-in-transit heists, bank robberies, and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) blasts. Responding to a question in Parliament yesterday, Mmusi disclosed that cash stolen in all heists amounts to a total of P22.6 million. Out of the stolen cash, he said they have since been able to recover P5.1 million only.

In terms of recorded cash-in-transit heists, Mmusi indicated that no incident was recorded in 2018, one was recorded in 2019, two incidents were recorded in 2020, 14 incidents were recorded in 2021, and six incidents in 2022. Concerning the ATM blasts, Mmusi said no incident was recorded in 2018 and 2020, two incidents were recorded in 2019, five in 2021, and nine in 2022 respectively.

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