Armed Robbers Burn Harare Businessman

A Harare businessman was burnt with an iron by five armed robbers who broke into his Waterfalls home on Sunday night.

Ronnie Chihota (74) of Ronden Motor Spares, and two other people Eunice Saratira (30) and Hazel Marufu (24) were rushed to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital for medical examination following the attack.

The robbers went away with cash, mobile phones and a Toyota Hiace loaded with property worth US$24 000.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident. He said:

Police are conducting investigations where six people were attacked by five unknown robbers demanding money at a house in Waterfalls.

Five armed robbers were reported to have removed precast wall panels to gain entry into the house yard.

They broke a windowpane, cut burglar bars using a bolt cutter and gained entry into the house.

They tied their victims with pieces of cloths on their hands and assaulted them demanding cash.

One of the victims had a pistol pointed at him and one of the robbers switched on an electrical iron and scalded the complainant demanding more cash.

The robbers searched and took a Toyota Hiace (AFO 0669) car keys and loaded the loot with a total value of US$24 000.

Other properties lost included colour television sets, cellphones and DSTV explorer decoders.

They left the victims tied and locked in the rooms.

Ass Comm Nyathi warned criminals that they may hide but the long arm of the law will eventually catch up with them.

More: H-Metro

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