Five armed robbers pounced on a Kwekwe man on Thursday around midnight and assaulted him before getting away with cash and valuables all worth US$13 000.
Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the burglary adding that Mr Webster Mafefe (44) was sleeping in his bedroom at his house in Mbizo 17 when the robbery transpired.
Mahoko said of the five men, two were armed with pistols and logs. He said they broke open the doors at around midnight last night and got into the bedroom.
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One of the suspects struck Mr Mafefe with a log all over the body while demanding cash. They got away with US$11 500 cash and other valuables worth about $3000. Said Mahoko:
They ransacked his house and got away with three cellphones, a 55-inch television set and a laptop.
The provincial police spokesperson appealed to members of the public with any information that may help to approach any nearest police station.
The suspects are still at large and we appeal for information that can help in the arrest of the suspects.
He appealed to anyone with such information to approach any nearest police station.