A gang of five armed robbers raided a family in Montgomery Bulawayo, ransacked their house and got away with cash, cellphones and other valuables.
Bulawayo police spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube, confirmed the robbery, that occurred last Friday at around 1.30 AM. Insp Ncube said:
We are investigating an armed robbery case where five suspects armed with a pistol and knife broke into a house at plot 66 King fair road, Montgomery on Friday at around 1.30 AM.
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The armed robbers used an iron bar to force open the front French main door to enter the house.
The gang entered the main bedroom which was not locked and threatened the complainant (61) with a pistol and demanded cash. Said Insp Ncube:
Two accused persons grabbed the complainant and tied his hands from the back using a necktie, then the other accused person pointed a gun at his head.
They demanded money and ransacked the room and took away a brown wallet which had us$550-00 and a Samsung Note 4 cellphone.
Insp Ncube said four of the suspects went to the spare bedroom and woke up a 21-year-old man and demanded cash but did not find anything in his room.
One other accused person was left guarding the man while the other three proceeded to the other spare bedroom where the complainant’s two daughters were sleeping.
They forced open the spare bedroom door, gained entry into the room and woke up, 2 female adults aged 20 years and 25 years.
They demanded valuables from them and took away an iPhone 4s cellphone, iPhone 5s cellphone, Samsung s9 cellphone, 2 hp laptops serial numbers not known and their chargers.
The accused persons took away an open view decoder, 4-way electrical adaptor and car keys of a government Nissan NP300 registration number AAE 8142 owned by Umguza Rural District Council.
No one was injured. The total value stolen is US$3 655 and $100 and nothing was recovered.
At around 3.55 AM on the same day, the complainant called Queens Park Police Station and made a report, said Insp Ncube.
Police attended the scene and no arrest was made.