Monday, 22 March 2010

Armed gang grabs explosives at mine

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

Police in Geita District have arrested a suspect linked to a robbery at Geita Gold Mine (GGM) during which several boxes of explosives were stolen.

The acting Mwanza regional police boss, Mr Nonosious Komba, said an armed gang stormed into the mine at around 2am yesterday.

The robbers tied up a security guard, identified as Nyandu Shunde, and relieved him of his firearm before stealing 14 boxes of explosives whose value could not be immediately established.

Mr Komba said the incident was reported to the police, who pursued the robbers, one of whom was arrested and the firearm grabbed from the security guard recovered. Police also recovered 12 boxers of explosives stolen during the raid.

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