Armed rob­bers van­ish with cash

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Lib­erty Dube Week­ender Cor­re­spon­dent

THREE gun-tot­ing rob­bers re­cently pounced on a Mu­rambi low-den­sity sub­urb house and van­ished with cash and goods val­ued at $1 875.

Po­lice con­firmed the in­ci­dent which hap­pened at No. 9 Hill­side Cres­cent, on De­cem­ber 18, at around 9pm.

Man­i­ca­land pro­vin­cial po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Tavhir­ingwa Kako­hwa said this week the three gun-wield­ing rob­bers en­tered into the premises and threat­ened a gar­dener, Bless­ing Muza­nen­hamo, and his wife who were sleep­ing in a cot­tage be­hind the main house.

They force-marched them to the house where Bato Elongo Bruno (45) was seated with his two Con­golese friends.

“The three were armed with pis­tols. They as­saulted the gar­dener and his wife be­fore they took cash and money from three men who were in the main house be­fore they van­ished,” said Insp Kako­hwa.

The rob­bers or­dered their vic­tims to lie down on their stom­achs be­fore they tied them with ropes.

“They de­manded cash and cell­phones. Bruno tried to re­sist but was struck on the head with the butt of the pis­tol. The vic­tims sur­ren­dered $800 and an iPhone 8, all val­ued at $1 875.’’

The rob­bers dis­ap­peared and are still at large.

“We have since launched a man­hunt to bring the three cul­prits to book. We are ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the public with in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ar­rest of the trio to con­tact the near­est po­lice sta­tion,” added Insp Kako­hwa.

The Mu­rambi home at­tacked by rob­bers

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