Zimbabwe Republic Police in Gwanda has launched a manhunt for a gang of 15 armed robbers. The robbers allegedly attacked a group of miners in Gwanda and fled with mining equipment.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the development. He said
We are investigating a case of armed robbery where a gang of about 15 unknown men attacked four miners at Abacon 12 Mine. The gang which was armed with a pistol, knives and logs arrived at the mine at around 1 AM and demanded gold.
They assaulted the four miners with logs and also threatened to shoot them before firing shots in the air. They stole 100kg of carbon column, gem stable trapping gold and gold concentrate and fled from the scene. The value of the stolen equipment is yet to be ascertained.
… We have not made any arrests but investigations are underway. We appeal to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of this gang to visit the nearest police station.