Family Loses US$87 000, R39 000 To Armed Robbers

A family in Esigodini, Matabeleland South, was attacked by a gang of six armed robbers who were wielding machetes and a bolt cutter.

The attack occurred at the family’s mine and farm premises on the 9th of this month and the robbers went away with US$87 000 and R38 800 cash plus cellphones and a laptop.

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The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspected armed robbers. Police said in a statement:

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating an Armed Robbery case which occurred in Esigodini on 9th November 2020 when a gang of six suspects attacked a family with machetes and a bolt cutter at a mine and farm premises.

The suspects used a bolt cutter to break burglar bars of a sitting room window and went on to tie the two complainants with an electric cable and shoelace before ransacking the house.

Complainants were robbed USD$87 000.00 and ZAR38 800.00 cash which was in a safe, four Samsung Galaxy tablet cell-phones, Samsung laptop and a 32 gig flash disk.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges business persons who include miners to be security conscious and avoid keeping large sums of money at home.

Meanwhile, police are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspects

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