A bus travelling from Masvingo to Beitbridge was robbed by ‘passengers’ on New Year’s Eve.
The robbers boarded the bus pretanding to be passengers. About 274km into the journey, they suddenly drew out pistols and fired shots randomly.
Police confirmed the robbery and further revealed that the suspects are still at large. Zimbabwe Republic Police Chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba is reported to have said:
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Circumstances were that on the 31st December 2018, a passenger who was aboard the bus to Beitbridge approached the driver near Madhamuli turn off, at the 274km peg along Masvingo-Beitbridge Highway and withdrew a pistol before firing at the driver’s window.
He ordered the driver to stop and together with his two accomplices who were also passengers on the same bus, they instructed passengers to look down and moved to collect cash and cellphones from passengers.
Police are on the hunt for the accused persons and would like to appeal for anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the accused persons to contact the nearest police station. This is the second incident where armed criminals have targeted buses in December 2018.