It was a case of de javu for Chairman Jagdish Shah and newly crowned Botswana Premier League (BPL) champions Township Rollers staff as they woke up to find robbers had made off with close to P1m in gate takings and Shah’s personal money.
Speaking to Sunday Standard from his office, which had been turned upside down by the robbers, Shah said five of their security guards were tied and locked inside an office while one took the robbers on a tour of the building with a gun held to his head.
He said it was impossible to identify the robbers from the CCTV cameras as they used a torch to find their way around the place.
Shah said the robbers broke into one of the store rooms where gate takings amounting to over P500, 000 from their BPL title decider against Extension Gunners were kept.
“This time around we had decided to transport the money from the stadium to the office at half time to avoid what happened in the past when our treasurer was robbed at the gate following a game against Centre Chiefs,” Shah said.
After taking the gate takings the robbers made way to Shah’s office where they got away with US$ 10,000 and 7,000 Euros in cash.
“I had kept the money in my office in preparation for my trip to Russia for the FIFA World Cup,” Shah says. The robbers also made away with the Rollers Chairman’s jewellery, lap top, and CPU.
They also broke into Shah’s right hand man and H&G Advertising’s Managing Director Knight Ganje. “My laptop and other electronics were on my desk but they left them,”Ganje says. T
he Botswana Police could not comment on the matter as the matter was still under investigation.