Armed robbers pounced on Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) national chairman and businessman Tafadzwa Musarara’s offices on Saturday morning and went away with US$100 000.
One of Musarara’s workers who rushed to the scene soon after the incident was reported to company bosses, told NewZimbabwe.com that five armed men pounced at the GMAZ boss’s Alpha Grain milling company in Workington, Harare early today.
He said the robbers fired two shots to frighten the two guards who had resisted their entry.
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They then forced the guards to lead them to Musarara’s office where they lifted a safe before locking the guards in one of the toilets. Said the worker:
In mafia-style, four of the robbers force-marched the security guards to the boss’s office and asked them to unlock the safe.
The guards told the robbers that they had no keys to the safe and the robbers locked them up in one of the toilets before lifting the huge safe and loaded it into their car which was parked outside.
The case was reported at Mbare police station under RRB number 4678960. Cases of armed robberies are on the increase across the country.