Saturday, January 28, 2023

Armed robbers attack women, steal car and cell phones

Maun police are appealing to the general public to assist with the arrest of two men who attacked a certain household at Maun Senior Secondary School and later made away with a car and three cell phones. According to Acting Maun Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Oarabile Hulela, the two broke into the house and found two unsuspecting women, both teachers at the school, on Sunday 1st June at around 11pm.

They then threatened the two women with a knife, tied their hands with a rope before demanding keys to a car that was parked outside. The car, a Mazda Exella with registration number B 522 ASK, has still not been found.

“We thought incidents of armed robbery have gone down in this policing area, particularly those that involve theft of motor vehicles. We have not recorded such cases in a long time now, and we are just hopeful that whoever was responsible will be apprehended,” he said.

In another incident, Hulela said a young man was dumped by the roadside after a thorough beating over the weekend. The incident occurred after a drinking spree in Shorobe, some 30 kilometers from Maun. He said they are looking for two middle aged men from Matsaudi settlement, both of who are well-known to the police, to assist with investigations. The three allegedly had a misunderstanding after which a fist fight ensued. He said the victim was admitted at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital in a very unconscious state and with serious injuries. He was later referred to Nyangabwe hospital in Francistown.


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