Friday, 4 November 2011

Police kill five in foiled robbery bid

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

FIVE suspected bandits succumbed to police bullets in Mwanza on Friday as they attempted to rob a hardware store.

The Mwanza Regional Police Commander, Mr Liberatus Barrow, said on Friday that the incident occurred at 9.50 am near the junction between Pamba and Nyerere roads.

The suspected bandits were killed by the police force in a fierce exchange of gun fire.

The police chief explained that the suspects succeeded in entering the shop called Mukesh K. Ganatra armed with machetes and guns and the owner of the shop and his customers panicking.

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