Armed robbers steal $600 from Bulawayo pharmacy

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Two armed robbers got away with $600 from Third Avenue Pharmacy situated along 3rd Avenue and Lobengula Street in Bulawayo. The robbery took place on Saturday at 7.50PM,  10 minutes before the pharmacy closed at 8PM.

The attackers are said to have threatened to shoot the pharmacy’s two employees before getting away with $640 in the fourth armed robbery in the city within a month. A source who spoke to The Chronicle, said the two gunmen pointed a pistol at a male employee, Mr Bongani Mkandla who then called Caroline Chikerema who was at the dispensary and informed her to hand over all the money to them and she complied.

Speaking to The Chronicle, the pharmacy’s owner, Mr Daniel Sibanda, said his employees complied with the armed robbers’ demands to avoid being shot. The armed robbery occurred while there were no security personnel guarding the premises. He said they are now in the process of installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) to enhance security in the shop. Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said investigations were underway in connection with the armed robbery.

More: Chronicle


Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King Lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo

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