Saturday, September 25, 2021

Robbers pounce on G4S van, make off with undisclosed cash

Botswana Police Service (BPS) has launched an intensive investigation after a group of unidentified people, numbered at more than two, robbed huge amounts of money from G4S, a well known registered security services provider last Friday at Broadhurst Industrial.

According to eye witness accounts, traffic came to a standstill at the area when the G4S van, which was transporting cash, was robbed at gun point during day light.

Eye witnesses said the robbers, who were on a surveillance, spotted the security vehicle, which had already collected money from the shops.

The robbers reportedly pounced swiftly, forcing the G4S security car to stop then pulled out what was suspected to be a pistol and took the money out of the van before speeding away at high speed.

Station commander of Broadhurst police station, Superintendent Bonosi Molapisi, appealed to members of the public to assist with information leading to the arrest of the more than two suspects linked to the robbery.

“Although the matter is still fresh, investigators are still at the crime scene trying to piece together whatever evidence available,” he said.

Molapisi said the culprits were suspected to be armed with a pistol. There were no reports of injuries in the robbery. He said they had yet to establish how much cash was stolen.

He warned the public to be always vigilant as the suspects are dangerous and he encouraged the public to report any persons who look suspicious.

“It is true that one of our vehicles was on Friday, just before lunch, attacked and robbed at Broadhurst industrial,” managing director of G4S Michael Kampani said.

Kampani said two employees were on their daily routine when they were pounced upon by gunmen who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash that was collected from their customers during the morning.

“At this juncture, our two guys who were robbed are with the police explaining to the investigators what really happened,” he added.

Kampani declined to speculate whether the robbery was an inside job and said police are busy with their investigation.

He said it was a long time since his company was last robbed, and this one isolated case which should not cause panic.

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