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 Armed robbers steal US$4k lithium batteries in Silobela

EDWIN MOYO

SILOBELA-Three robbers armed with an iron bar and okapi knives pounced on BB Clinic in Silobela and got away with three lithium batteries worth US$4 400.

The incident occurred on 10 February 2024 at about 2330 hours.

Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the police are appealing for information regarding the suspects whereabouts.

“As the police we are appealing to anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects to approach any nearest police station.” Mahoko said

Mark Masuthu (50) who is employed as a security guard at Malisa Joseph BB Clinic, Silobela was on duty.  It is alleged that at about 2330 hours he was approached by three men who were armed with an iron bar and knives.

The three grabbed him before tying his hands with an electric cable. They entered into the Clinic rooms where they took three lithium batteries, loaded them into their silver grey Mazda 3 vehicle registration number ADT 7539 and drove away. 

Masuthu managed to untie himself, resulting in the case being reported to the Police. 

Police recovered the Mazda 3 that was used as a get away car after it was involved in an accident and dumped along Kwekwe Nkayi road. The vehicle was searched and the stolen three batteries were recovered. 

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