Thursday, April 25, 2024

Robbers break into Lobatse police station storeroom

Some daring robbers allegedly broke into the Lobatse Police station storeroom and made off with undisclosed court exhibits.

No suspects have been apprehended and an audit is underway to determine what kind of items were stolen.

It is reported that unknown criminals, believed to have connived with some police officers, broke into the police station storeroom where exhibits were stolen.

They reportedly managed to jump over the security fence and used a hard object to break the door. The police discovered the break-in over the weekend and have not established when exactly the break in occurred.

Detective Superintendent David Maruatona of Woodhall Police Station in Lobatse told The Telegraph that they are investigating the case.

“The break in was discovered last Sunday by some police officers,’ he said.
He, however, could not confirm what kind of exhibits had been stolen.

“We are busy with the audit and on completion of the exercise we will be in a better position to confirm which items were stolen from the storeroom,” he said, adding that the exercise will take a few days to complete.

Maruatona said he strongly believes that the alleged theft could have been done by accused persons whose criminal cases are with the police and therefore, want to destroy the evidence one way or the other.

“I cannot rule out the possibly of having some police officers being implicated but that can, of course, be revealed by the outcome of the investigations,” he said.

He further said that the police officers that were on duty could not hear anything because the storeroom is situated at a distance, therefore, it was difficult for them to notice any suspicious movement.

Maruatona, however, said though they do not at this point have any hint of the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects, he is optimistic that they will apprehend the culprits soon.


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