150kg gold carbon and US$140 stolen as armed robbers pounce on mine in early morning attack

Commissioner Paul Nyathi

Eight armed robbers targeted a mine in Kwekwe early on July 23, escaping with 150kg of gold carbon, $140 in cash, cellphones and a water pump.

The robbers attacked around 2am while three workers were sleeping in a cabin at the Sherwood 2 mine. The robbers, armed with axes, stole the gold carbon, cash, three Itel cellphones, a water pump and six packs of 25kg gold carbon.

The suspects loaded the loot into a white Nissan Caravan and fled in an unknown direction. Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and called on the public to provide any information that could assist the investigation.

A manhunt has been launched for the robbers. Anyone with information has been urged to report to the nearest police station.

Police are investigating the robbery as they work to identify and arrest the culprits.

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