Rob­bers strike at Fi­l­abusi house as own­ers sleep

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Whins­ley Masara Chron­i­cle Re­porter

ROB­BERS broke into a house in Fi­l­abusi at night and got away with cash amount­ing to R24 000, $160 and two cell­phones that were in a bed­room in which the owner was sleep­ing.

Mr Ezweni Dube woke up last Thurs­day morn­ing to dis­cover that a rob­bery had taken place at his house in Bekezela sub­urb.

The in­ci­dent is al­leged to have oc­curred at around 10 PM last Wed­nes­day.

Mata­bele­land South po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Philisani Nde­bele con­firmed the in­ci­dent and said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were un­der­way. No ar­rests have been made so far. Insp Nde­bele said the fam­ily lost cash and cell­phones overnight and the rob­bers es­caped un­no­ticed. He said the loss of the money could have been avoided had it been de­posited into a bank. —

“We urge mem­bers of the public to learn to trust banks and put their money there for safe keep­ing rea­sons. Its high time peo­ple also en­gaged in the use of plas­tic money too as it is very con­ve­nient and safer than to carry cash around.

“Once rob­bers pounce at a place and get what they want, it mo­ti­vates them to come back again know­ing that they will al­ways get some­thing,” said Insp Nde­bele.

A source who pre­ferred anonymity said the rob­bers stole the money from Mr Dube’s bed­room.

“They used un­known ob­jects to break and force open the doors to gain en­try into his house. He was asleep at that time and didn’t hear them ran­sack all his rooms and they ac­tu­ally took that cash from his bed­room where he was sleep­ing.

“He only no­ticed that there had been in­trud­ers in the morn­ing upon see­ing bro­ken doors,” said the source. — @win­nie_­masara

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