A Bulawayo gold dealer, Mr Costa Lungisani Ncube was raided by six suspected machete-armed robbers at a house in Bulawayo’s city centre on Sunday around 0200 hours. The robbers reportedly brutally attacked Blessing Ncube, Evidence Ndlovu, Mthandazeli Sibanda and Bruce Ncube leaving them for dead before getting away with US$6 687, RTGS$1 000, five grams of gold and three digital gold scales.
The incident happened at a cottage along Herbert Chitepo Street and 1st Avenue left two of the victims with deep cuts on their hands and legs. They are said to be admitted at Mpilo Central Hospital while the other two have been discharged. The suspects cut them on the soles of their feet as they demanded to know where gold was kept.
The incident was confirmed by Bulawayo acting provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele who also said that the suspects are still at large.
The Chronicle visited the offices yesterday and observed that floors and walls were spattered with blood and blankets caked with blood were on a washing line.
Reports reveal that the empty safe was found dumped at the Shangani River. One of the victims, Bruce said that he had seen one of the suspects in the afternoon at the office, driving a Mazda Familia with registration number ADM3201. The car is said to be now parked outside Extra City Bus Company along Lobengula Street and the owner is said to not have shown up to collect it.
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