Monday, 30 August 2010

Police kill gang of four after tip-off

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Zulfa Mfinanga, Shinyanga

Police in Kahama have killed four people suspected to be armed robbers who waylay vehicles in highways.

Reports released by the Police Force here yesterday said the suspects were killed during fire exchange with police after their plans to hijack vehicles were intercepted in Kahama district.

The Shinyanga regional police commander, Mr Daud Siasi, confirmed the reports noting that police managed to intercept the gang after being tipped by Good Samaritans.

“They were arranging their ambush without knowing that we were following them. They were planning to block the road at kakola village along the road heading to Bulyanhulu Gold Mine to force the vehicles to stop and rob its occupants,” he said.

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