Sunday, 24 October 2010

Police shoot dead 6 suspected robbers

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Anthony Gervas

Police in Mwanza Region have shot dead six suspected gangsters in their hideout at Samina forest, 20 kilometres from Geita town.

The gangsters had laid huge stones across the Katoro-Geita road on Thursday night with intent to rob passengers on vehicles plying the road, according to the police.

Speaking to journalists at his office in Mwanza yesterday, the regional police commander, Mr Simon Sirro, said the suspects were found at their hide out by a special unit after a tip-off from the members of the public.

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