A Guard Alert security who shot and killed himself while manning an Econet Wireless Shop along Harare’s First Street in the CBD late on Tuesday afternoon had stolen cellphones earlier in the day and hid them.
This was revealed by Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi to NewZimbabwe.com on Tuesday evening. Said Ass Insp. Nyathi:
… the security guard reported for work Tuesday morning and stole some cell phones and hid them.
Upon realising many of the workers were not yet at work, he took advantage of their absence and committed the crime.
According to Nyathi, a the end of the day, the workers checked the CCTV as per routine and it showed the guard had stolen some cell phones.
After the guard was shown the videos, he excused himself to go to the toilet where he shot himself once in the head and died instantly.