Armed Robbers Raid Mukuru Outlet, Handcuff Guard And Cashier

Six armed men allegedly robbed a Mukuru money transfer outlet in Silobela in Midlands Province on Tuesday at around midday.

Police said the suspects allegedly handcuffed a cashier and security guard manning the booth at gunpoint before they got away with US$1 800, R7 800 and cellphones.

After the robbery, the suspects reportedly sped off in their getaway car, a Toyota Wish.

ZRP spokesperson in Midlands Province, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident to the Chronicle. He said:

The robbers masqueraded as genuine clients and joined the queue pretending to be waiting for their turn to be served.

Three of them entered the booth and produced pistols before they ordered all clients in the booth to lie down.

The suspects threatened to shoot the teller before ordering him to surrender all the money and out of fear, he complied.

Insp Mahoko said the robbers then used the security guard’s handcuffs to jointly cuff both the guard and the teller. He added:

They then ransacked the booth and took the money and two cellphones before speeding off in a Toyota Wish towards Nkayi.

He said no arrests had been made and the ZRP is appealing to anyone with information that could lead to the suspects’ arrest to contact any nearest police station.

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