An armed robbery in Harare has left two security guards shaken after a brazen assault by seven masked men.
The incident occurred late Thursday night at a business in Workington. According to police reports, the guards were overpowered as the suspects stormed in wielding six pistols and one rifle.
The thieves tied up the guards with shoelaces before shoving them inside a ZESA cabin. They proceeded to ransack various offices on site. The group stole US$1,150 and ZAR4,500 which was in a drawer.
Employing a grinding tool, they then cracked open a safe to seize another US$26,640. The suspects found additional funds amounting to US$44,650 by breaching a second secured container.
Beyond the monetary losses, a CCTV recorder was also taken from the scene.
“Police in Mbare are investigating circumstances surrounding a case of a robbery that occurred at a company in Workington, Harare on 28/09/23 at around 2200 hours.“
“Seven male suspects who were wearing balaclavas, armed with six pistols and one unidentified type of rifle, attacked two security guards who were on duty, tied them with a shoelace, and shoved them into a ZESA cabin.”
“The suspects broke into one of the offices and stole US$1 150 and ZAR4 500 which was in the drawer before breaking into a safe using a grinder and stealing US$26 640.”
“The suspects got into another office where they broke open a safe and stole US$44 650 and a CCTV recorder. Anyone with information to report at any nearest police station,” reads the statement.