Police in Bulawayo are investigating two cases of armed robbery which occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday in the city’s CBD.
According to Bulawayo acting police spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube, the first incident involved a motorist who was forced to surrender $500 at knife-point, while the second was of a fast foods outlet employee who was accosted by robbers along Lobengula Street. Said Inspector Ncube:
We are investigating two robbery cases that occurred in the city’s CBD on Wednesday night.
The first case occurred near a hotel situated along Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Street between 11th and 12th Avenue.
The victim claimed that he drove to the hotel at about 1 AM and soon after parking his car two unknown men approached him from nowhere and demanded cash from him.
He said the two assailants produced a knife and placed it on his neck and threatened to slit his throat if he did not comply with their orders.
Their victim handed them $500 before they vanished.
The second victim is an employee of one of the fast food outlets who was walking home.
When he reached the mentioned street, he met two male adults who manhandled him. They assaulted him with a plank while confiscating his property.
Alert officers who were conducting night patrols observed the crime being committed and reacted to it leading to the suspects escaping.
However, they managed to give chase and arrested one of the suspects who is assisting police with investigations