8 armed robbers last week pounced on a home in Khumalo in Bulawayo and got away with US$17 000 and other valuables the Chronicle reports. The robbers used the victim’s car as a getaway vehicle and later on abandoned it.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident:
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Police are investigating an armed robbery case where eight unknown male adults robbed a Bulawayo family at gunpoint in Kumalo suburb. The accused persons pounced on a 46-year-old woman as she arrived at her house at around 8pm and force-marched her into the house where three other occupants were confined into a room.
The accused force-marched the woman from room to room and ordered her to show them the safe. Property which includes, cash amounting to RTGS$5 500 and US$17 360, Samsung J6 cellphone, Huawei P8 Lite cellphone, four HP laptops, three gold rings, silver Ipad Mini cellphone was stolen. The accused persons fled from the scene using the complainant’s vehicle a Volvo X C60 which was later abandoned
Robbery cases have surged in most parts of the country as the economic meltdown intensify.
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