4 armed robbers reportedly pounced on an unsuspecting Bulawayo man believed to be a gold dealer and robbed him of his US$ 80 000, The Herald reports.
The robbers reportedly jumped into the 29-year-old man’s vehicle while it was parked outside a hotel in Bulawayo on Friday afternoon and robbed him at gunpoint. Narrating the robbery, ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Paul Nyathi reportedly said:
The 29-year-old man was in his Toyota Allex at around 3pm near the intersection of Joshua Nkomo Street and 12 Avenue opposite a hotel when one of the robbers, armed with a pistol, jumped into his vehicle.
The robber was then joined by his three accomplices and the four manhandled the victim demanding the cash. They later drove off in the Toyota with the victim, before dumping him in the city centre.
In another incident in the city, a hardware worker lost US$30 000 from his vehicle when he had stopped at a supermarket to buy food.
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