Two Zimbabwean men died on Monday morning in a shootout with Botswana police while three other Zimbabweans who were part of the gang have been arrested. In a statement seen by Pindula News, Botswana police said one Motswana was injured and admitted to the hospital while his compatriot was arrested. Reads the statement:
ROBBERY SUSPECTS DIE IN EXCHANGE OF FIRE WITH MEMBERS OF BOTSWANA POLICE SERVICE
Two Zimbabwean men died in an exchange of fire with members of Botswana Police Service this morning (06/0612022) near Botswana College of Engineering and Technology. Another suspect, a Motswana man got injured in the process and is hospitalised. Three others being two Zimbabweans and a Motswana have since been arrested.
This follows an Incident in which the six armed men aged between 33 and 45 allegedly attacked and robbed a 34-year-old man of cell phones at his residence in Extension 10. The robbers fled the scene and were later involved in an exchange of fire with the Police. The Police have since recovered three pistols suspected to have been used in the commission of the offence. The stolen cellphones were also recovered from the suspects. A motor vehicle with false registration numbers used in the commission of the crime has since been impounded.
Preliminary investigations indicate that some of the suspects have been on Police Wanted List for various cases of robbery committed in Gaborone and the periphery One of the deceased has been on bail for a similar offence.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
Signed Near Bagali (Senior Superintendent) For/Public Relations Officer