A farmer in Nyamandlovu, Matabeleland North, lost US$15 000, R140 000, RTGS10 000, jewellery, two guns and two cellphones to eight armed robbers.
The robbery occurred on Saturday evening, around 7:30 at Plot 33 Kennell’s when a Bulawayo couple, Mr Anthony John Walters (60) and his wife Mrs Roxanne Astrid Walters (63) of Burnside suburb were visiting their son Mr Graham Sean Walters (31).
Mr Sean Walters is the owner of the farm where he practises market gardening.
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Police spokesperson for Matabeleland North province, Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed the incident. She said:
I can confirm that we received a report of a robbery where eight unknown people raided a farm in Nyamandlovu.
On March 23, Mr and Mrs Walters of Burnside in Bulawayo visited their son Graham at Plot 33 around 5 PM.
At around 7.30PM while they were in the sitting room, eight unknown suspects arrived at the plot armed with a rifle and pistol.
The suspects assaulted the three complainants with logs and ordered Mrs Walters to open a safe. They took a Point 22 rifle, an air gun, jewellery and cash amounting to 140 000 rands, US$15 000 and RTGS10 000.
The suspected robbers are still at large. Meanwhile, the police have urged members of the public not to keep large sums of money at home.