Harare businessman shot dead in armed robbery

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A 52-year-old Harare businessman,whose name is still being withheld, was fatally shot early yesterday morning after he was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash by suspected armed robbers who followed him from his business premises in Budiriro.

Police said no arrests had been made by yesterday, but that investigations were in progress. National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and revealed that a neighbour who tried to assist the businessman after hearing gunshots, was also shot and seriously injured by the armed robbers.

Last Tuesday, a Harare woman believed to be a foreign currency dealer, who had parked her vehicle near Eastgate Shopping Mall, lost over $17 800 in cash to three armed robbers who approached her in the city centre pretending to be police detectives. It is alleged the robbers jumped into her car claiming to be detectives from Harare Central Police Station carrying out an operation targeting vehicles that are being used to commit robberies.

More: Herald



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