Its Business as Usual after Cash-in-Transit Heist at Maseru Mall

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Its Business as Usual after Cash-in-Transit Heist at Maseru Mall

By Nicole Tau

Operations at Maseru Mall returned back to normalcy after being disturbed by a shocking armed Cash-in-Transit (CIT) heist which happened on its premises this week.

Maseru Mall Centre Manager, Baholo Chimombe has confirmed that indeed there had been a cash-in-transit heist at the mall but was unable to provide any details and referred questions to the police.

However, Chimombe said the mall’s operations are back following the shocking robbery that saw many clients of various shops fleeing the mall to take cover when gunshots were fired during the heist.

A source close to the scene revealed that the target of the cash-in-transit heist was NedBank Lesotho and that gunshots were fired.

The police are still investigating the case but so there were no lost lives during the heist.

The cash that was lost to the robbers is not yet disclosed.

This comes two years after Maseru management strengthened its security measures following various thefts and robberies at the Mall.

As a result, the mall was supposed to have an additional number of security personnel, police staff, as well as surveillance cameras.

This is not the first time Maseru Mall’s operations were disturbed. At the beginning of last month, September, students from Botho University at Maseru Mall held a strike that saw the burning of their eating area against previous COVID-19 regulations when Lesotho was still in the Purple Zone.

Maseru Mall, which was opened in November 2012 houses about 76 various outlets.

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