Sunday, January 17, 2021

Police get breakthrough in investigating robbery of foreign nationals

After solving two cases in which two Chinese nationals were robbed of a substantial amount of money and property, the Botswana Police Service is reportedly on the verge of cracking yet another case in which two foreign tourists of German and British origin were robbed of substantial amounts of money and electronic equipment.

The tourists were reportedly in
Botswana on a business visit and decided to lodge at APEX apartments in Gaborone West Phase I, near the USAID offices. When they returned from a business meeting they found that their apartment had been broken into and two laptops, cell phones, 1,500 Pounds, P1, 000 and a few other valuable accessories were missing.

But the police remain confident that they are on the verge of apprehending the culprits.

“We can confidently say that all of those involved in this case will be brought to book,” said Superintendent Bonnie Bareki, Gaborone West Police Station Commander.

Although there are indications that the room minders and the security personnel are the prime suspects as they are the only ones who had access to the rooms, the Police Chief did not want to shed more light on the matter.

“I would not want to compromise our case in any way. But they are obviously part of our investigations” he said.

He added that they have also recovered most of the stolen funds, adding that they are confident that they will recover the rest of the money plus the missing electronic goods.

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