A Bulawayo man was robbed of US$39 000 and R118 000 by a gang of seven masked robbers who were armed with a pistol on Wednesday night.
Walter Mbizi of Morningside suburb, who runs a hardware shop, said that he had gone to the gym when the robbers pounced at his house at around 8 pm. He said:
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They got away with US$39 000 and R118 000, two cell phones and a power bank and escaped from the scene using our Nissan Bluebird car.
The robbers had gained entry through an unlocked kitchen door, which they forced open as it can only be opened from inside.
When the robbers entered the house, two of them assaulted his brother and maid while the other five ransacked the house.
After fleeing the scene, the robbers abandoned the car in the city centre together with cellphones and a power bank they had stolen. Both Mbizi’s brother and maid were not seriously injured.