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."