Six suspected armed robbers who shot and killed a Mutare businessman were involved in a road accident a few hours after committing the heinous crime.
The robbers shot Kumbirai Khumbula at point-blank range during a prayer meeting at his home on Sunday morning before leaving the scene with undisclosed amounts of cash and his Honda Fit car.
The incident was confirmed by Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa. He said:
The armed robbers were involved in a road accident at 22 Miles from Mutare and the car was abandoned at the same spot, they escaped and they are still on the run.
The robbers had pounced on an all-night prayer service held at Khumbula’s house on Sunday morning.
They allegedly tied all the church members with curtains before force-marching the now deceased and his wife to the bedroom.
Khumbula handed over an undisclosed amount of cash before being fatally shot.