When You Get Robbed- Part 2

There is just one thing about a robbery that makes you take leave of your senses so to speak. I have seen many folks look for their trucks under cars at parking lots, even on trees. You get in a trance; your heart beat goes on overdrive and at that moment, even the staunchest of atheists look up to God for quick answers.

That night of the burglary no sleeping took place in our flat at all. Every time I caught, a struggle on its own, my missing stuff would then just flash in my dreams and then I would wake up in a sweat and pray the whole robbery was just a bad dream. It did not help that the broken window was not yet repaired either. The next day, I went to buy new pillow cases.

After beating myself up for not burying my valuables in the yard every morning, my thoughts now turned to detective work. I have seen every episode of NYPD Blue, The Shield, and The Wire, and I am certain that, had I not been in school, I would have made an excellent detective.

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It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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