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Kwekwe trio loses cash, car to armed robbers

EDWIN MOYO

KWEKWE-Midlands Police have confirmed an armed robbery which occurred in Kwekwe on July 7, at around 1030pm where three Kwekwe business partners were robbed of a motor vehicle and cash.

Two of the business partners drove from Kwekwe CBD to Fitchlea suburb to see a colleague.

Upon arrival at the friend’s place of residence, an unidentified vehicle with four occupants suddenly blocked them at the gate and demanded valuables.

 One of them was pointing an unidentified pistol to one of the man. They force marched the complainants into the main house where they met the house maid whom they robbed of a cellphone.

They assaulted the owner of the house with open hands and threatened him while demanding money.

In fear of his life the complainant surrendered US$100 and three cellphones. The suspects further ransacked the bedroom and took US$400 which was in the drawer.

One of the assailants fired one shot into the air to scare the complainants, as the suspects left the scene.

Two of the suspects took away the Toyota Hilux which they later dumped near Senderayi round about in Kwekwe from where it was later recovered by the ZRP.

Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko is appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects.

“We are appealing to members of the public who might have information that can help in locating and arresting the robbery suspects to approach any police station,” said Mahoko.

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