Police in Maun have arrested two of the suspected four most wanted criminals who have terrorised the community on horse back for the past two months.
The ‘horse riders gang’ has been a pain in the neck for the Maun community after unleashing a reign of terror as they assaulted, robbed and raped people on the streets at night.
Maun police station commander Kenanao Badumetse said that the two men aged 25 and 27 were arrested at their cattle post on Sunday after a tip off by one of the victims.
“A victim saw them at Shashe cattle post and informed the police and we arrested them.”
More victims were brought to help identify the accused men at an identification parade and they too corroborated the first victim’s story by identifying the two men as the suspects.
“We have not found the horses that they used to commit their crimes but once we do we will call the owners to tell us if they gave these men permission to use the animals for criminal activities or what.”
“If the owners did not give the suspects authority to do so, they will have an additional case of unlawful use of animals.” the station commander explained.
The suspects are facing charges ranging from assault common, assault and bodily harm to robbery and rape. Two of their partners in crime were still at large and the police have appealed to the community to be careful at night and to also assist with the information that could lead to the duo’s arrest.
The two nabbed young men were set to appear at the Maun Magistrate Court on the ctober 3rd.