A 62-year-old man from Bulawayo lost US$11 000 and a pistol from a vehicle he had left parked while he did his shopping at Hillside shopping centre, police have confirmed.
Through their Twitter account, police said the man had left his female employee (28) in his vehicle whilst proceeding to a shop to buy food on 6 February.
Before the man returned to the vehicle, an unknown man approached the vehicle and told the employee that she was wanted in the shop by her employer. Police said:
She then left the vehicle unlocked and went into the shop. The employer became suspicious on seeing his employee in the shop asking him why he had called her.
He rushed out to the vehicle and discovered that a laptop bag containing cash (USD11 000.00) and a pistol had been stolen.