Five gun-toting robbers who were putting on balaclavas pounced at Emakhandeni clinic before tying the security guard with shoe laces and allegedly pointing a gun at him while threatening to shoot him to death before they took 15 solar panels and a battery.
The incident happened this week on Monday and was confirmed by Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube.
“We would like to confirm that we are investigating a case of robbery that occurred at Emakhandeni clinic where five armed robbers tied the security guard with shoe laces before they took 15 solar panels and a battery before they fled,” he said.
A source at the clinic who spoke to B-Metro on condition of anonymity said: “While the security guard was at the premises five robbers who were armed with a pistol and putting on balaclavas pounced on him and sternly warned him not to scream or do anything as they threatened to shoot him to death.”
The source added: “One of the robbers pointed the pistol at him before instructing him to lie on the ground. After that they tied his hands to his feet with shoe laces and removed his shirt before they rolled it and throttled him with it.
They bashed him with open hands while demanding safe keys but he told them he did not have them.”
They took 15 solar panels and a car battery before they left in a huff.
The security guard later untied himself and reported the incident at Luveve police station.