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Botswana Police Service
REPORT FROM 29/11/2010 TO 05/12/2010
We have reached that time of the year which is characterised by various crimes especially those crimes that involve theft of large amounts of money and valuable property. During the week under review, there was a noticeable increase in the number of incidents of breaking and stealing from motor vehicles that involved large sums of money and valuables. At least 13 incidents of breaking into motor vehicles and theft were reported in which cash amounting to over P89 000-00 was stolen. In one such incident that occurred in Palapye last Wednesday, cash amounting to over P42 000-00 was stolen after unknown people broke into a parked motor vehicle and got away with the money. It is alleged that the driver left the money in a motor vehicle that was not locked. Another similar incident occurred at Gaborone West Industrial when unknown people forcefully opened a car and stole cash amounting to over P33 000-00. The police also recorded 50 armed robbery cases in which cash amounting to over P243 000-00 was stolen. In Francistown, a certain shop was robbed over P99 000-00 when three unknown robbers attacked a security guard. Also during the past week the police recorded 221 cases of break-ins. Most of them involved property such as laptops and other household appliances worth thousands of pula. The police would therefore like to warn the public that it is that time of the year in which there is a lot of money in circulation and businesses make some gains. Criminals too plan to make gains during this time of the year. Therefore people are advised to take extra care on how they handle their money and to secure their businesses.
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