Saturday, September 19, 2020

Criminals target laptops and electronic gadgets

Recent statistics announced by the Botswana Police Services point to increasing instances of theft of electronic gadgets, like cell phones and lap tops.

Consequently, the police have warned the public to be cautious when they keep such items, as they seem to be targeted by criminals.

“From January to March this year, Gaborone police stations recorded 246 cases in which motor vehicles were broken into,” read part of the Police Report.

In the first three weeks of April, there were eight reported cases in which seven laptops were stolen from vehicles. Broadhurst police station captured the highest number of such cases at one hundred and two, followed by Central Police Station with ninety nine cases.
“We are unable at this point to make a conclusive statement on whether or not this is the work of a syndicate,” said assistant police commissioner, Christopher Mbulawa.

Earlier this year, the police arrested a man who was found in possession of 15 computers which were suspected to be stolen.

Mbulawa also cautioned members of the public to desist from withdrawing and carrying large sums of money.

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