Current Date: 2 Oct, 2023

Three robbers and two bystanders are killed in the CIT heist

Three robbers were killed in an exchange of gunfire with police on Friday evening, killing two bystanders caught in the crossfire following a G4S cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicle heist.

Three robbers and two bystanders are killed in the CIT heist.

The incident happened a day after Minister of Defence and Security Kagiso Mmusi stated in a press conference that ATM blastings had replaced CIT heists.

The deaths were confirmed by police following a shootout at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial site yesterday.

The trio reportedly robbed a CIT vehicle of undisclosed cash and a cell phone.

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"The police responded quickly to the report, and an exchange of fire ensued, killing the trio and passersby. A pistol loaded with 11 rounds of bullet, over P649,000 in cash, and other stolen items were recovered, "Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube, a police spokesperson, stated in a media release.

Motube also stated that police impounded a Toyota RunX that was discovered to have false registration numbers and was suspected of being used in the commission of the crime."

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