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POLICE WEEKLY CRIME REPORT FROM 05/07/2010 TO 11/07/2010
16/07/10
POLICE WEEKLY CRIME REPORT FROM 05/07/2010 TO 11/07/2010

The number of incidents involving breaking into business premises increased during the past week compared to the previous one. During the week under review the police recorded a total of 46 incidents of Store Breaking and Theft throughout the country compared to 36 reported in the previous week.

 

Majority of the cases were reported in Gaborone and the surrounding areas. Mogoditshane policing area recorded 11 of the 46 cases reported.

 

Of particular concern is that explosives were used to destroy money safes and large sums of money stolen in the process. Three such cases were reported in Gaborone and Mahalapye.

 

In one of cases the police arrested four suspects after they allegedly broke and entered a business premises at Gaborone West industrial in the early hours of July 5. It is suspected that the quartet used explosive devices to break the safe that contained an undisclosed amount of money. The police recovered suspected stolen money from the culprits.

 

Still in Gaborone, the police are investigating a case in which another business premises at Old Gaborone Industrial Site, was broken into during the night by unknown culprits last week Tuesday.  The suspects are believed to have used explosives to blow up the money safe that was inside the store but did not succeed in opening it.

 

The police investigations have revealed that some of the business premises do not have adequate security. Police investigations further reveal that most of the incidents occurred during the night when businesses were closed.

 

The police would therefore like to urge the business community to ensure proper security of their businesses by installing security devices and employing security guards. The business community is further urged to avoid keeping large sums of money in businesses.  

 

CURRENT WEEKLY CASES RECORDED

 

PENAL CODE OFFENCES

Offence

Number of cases

Number of Persons arrested

Weapons used in armed robberies

Cash/Property involved in armed robberies

Motor Vehicles Recovered

Murder

5

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Theft of Motor Vehicle

5

1

N/A

N/A

3

Armed Robbery

30

4

N/A

Cash over P65 000

and P121 000 worth of property value

N/A

Rape

22

12

N/A

N/A

N/A

TRAFFIC OFFENCES                 

CASES

TOTAL ACCIDENTS

FATALITIES

ARRESTED FOR EXCESSIVE SPEED

2417

283

9

793

 

SUMMARY OF CASES/ ACCIDENTS

CASES / ACCIDENTS

JANUARY 2010 TO DATE

2009 SAME PERIOD

Murder

137

123

Armed Robbery

794

1003

Rape

862

831

Number of people who have died in road accidents

185

217

Theft of Motor vehicle

144

142

  

Signed……………………

D. Peter (ASP)

For/Public Relations Officer

Tel: 3605448

 

 

 

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