8 gunmen strike 2 companies, get away with US$31 000 in daring heists


A group of eight robbers carried out a daring heist on Sunday, targeting a local seed company and a car panel beating company in Graniteside, Harare. The thieves managed to steal a total of US$31,000 in cash during the incidents, prompting a manhunt by the police.

At the seed company, the robbers made off with a substantial sum of US$25,000. They first attacked and overpowered two security guards armed with pistols. After gaining access to the company’s offices, they utilized explosives to break open the cash safe. In addition to the cash, they also took a laptop before proceeding to the adjacent building, which belonged to a car panel beating company. There, they again used explosives to gain access to another cash safe, from which they stole US$6,000.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesperson, confirmed the robbery in a statement. He disclosed that investigations were underway, urging anyone with information to report it to the nearest police station.

In a separate incident, the police in Kuwadzana apprehended a suspect named Kudakwashe Mlambo (29) in connection with a robbery that occurred near Thuli Service Station along the Harare-Bulawayo Road. Mlambo, along with two unidentified accomplices who remain at large, attacked a motorist by smashing the windshield of the vehicle he was driving. They managed to steal US$1,200 in cash. However, the motorist’s cries for assistance attracted the attention of a mob, leading to Mlambo’s arrest.

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