Six suspected armed robbers who robbed Koala Park Butchery along Seke Road in Harare of US$30 000 and two cars on Tuesday morning reportedly pretended to be a NetOne technical surveillance team.
H-Metro reported sources as saying the suspects, who were armed with 9mm pistols, were dropped off in the middle of a wheat field, 200 metres away from the Koala entrance, by an Isuzu vehicle. Said the sources:
The unidentified armed robbers approached the irrigation foreman pretending to be a NetOne technical surveillance team.
The robbers called Koala employees, who were in the wheat field, and subdued them with shoe laces, handcuffs and tyre cables, instructed them to lie down and covered all employees with black polythene plastic.
Some of the robbers reportedly then asked for the whereabouts of the Koala director, senior management and site set-up, while other accomplices patrolled the area. Added the sources:
Mr Mills was apprehended and instructed to call his subordinate Mr Adrian to come with US$30 000 cash.
On arrival, Mr Adrian was also welcomed by armed robbers and told to hand over cash to them.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the robbery. He said:
The ZRP is investigating an armed robbery where eight unknown suspects, armed with unidentified pistols, stormed a farm along Seke Road.
The suspects stole US$30 000 cash, a Toyota Landcruiser vehicle together with an Isuzu KB vehicle at around 11 AM.
The case was reported under RRB 5288819 at Hatfield Police Station.