A 61- year- old granny was on Monday among 18 other people who were arrested and questioned for plundering Choppies supermarket warehouse in Maun
The suspects mainly from Boseja ward were found looting after a thief had broken into the warehouse and left the door open.
Maun Police Station Commander, Superintendent Kenanao Badumetse said police were still looking for more culprits including those who used vehicles to carry the goods which included sugar, flour and rice from the warehouse.
Superintendent Badumetse further noted that although the looting seemed to have been a free for all event, the police were shocked by the involvement of a 61-year-old woman in the u theft.
Choppies General Manager for Maun Stores Jyothish Canhiradan told The Voice that goods worth over P55 000 were stolen after the break in.
“The stolen stock was to be returned to suppliers due to minor things but we are grateful for police who managed to recover some of the items.”
Still in Maun, Police have arrested a 48- year -old security guard at Letsholathebe Hospital for allegedly stealing 10 litres of petrol.
The government security guard is reported to have visited the hospital at around 0400hrs in the morning before proceeding to the boiler room where the petrol was kept.
“We suspected that he was up to no good when he showed up at the hospital for no apparent reason on a day he was off duty,” said another guard who reported the matter to the police after searching his colleague’s car when he was about to leavehospital premises and finding the 10 litres of petrol.
The suspected security guard’s VW Golf has been impounded as part of exhibits in his impending theft case.