4 armed men raid prominent businessman’s house, get away with US$5 300 and R14 000


Terrifying Robbery: Armed gang invades home, leaving business owner counting his losses

In a harrowing incident that unfolded in Bulawayo this week, a local businessman, Never Sarukore, was subjected to a terrifying robbery at his residence, resulting in the loss of US$5,300 and R14,000.

The incident, confirmed by acting Bulawayo police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele, has left the community on edge as authorities launch an investigation to apprehend the armed robbers.

According to sources close to the incident, the robbery occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. Four assailants, armed with a pistol, iron rod, and an unidentified metal object, gained entry into Sarukore’s home in Nkulumane suburb. Scaling over the precast wall, they quickly made their way to the main door, forcefully prying it open with an iron bar.

Once inside, the robbers proceeded to the kitchen before advancing towards the bedroom where Sarukore and his wife were sleeping. One of the assailants brandished a gun, menacingly threatening Sarukore’s life should he make any noise. Subsequently, they immobilized him by tying his hands to his legs.

Demanding money, the intruders turned their attention to Sarukore’s wife. Intimidated by the presence of the firearm, she relinquished US$5,300 and R14,000. The robbers then forcibly escorted her to the maid’s bedroom, where they also demanded money. Yielding to their demands once more, the maid handed over US$180. With their ill-gotten gains in hand, the criminals swiftly departed from the scene.

After the robbers fled, Sarukore’s wife managed to free him from his restraints. They promptly reported the alarming incident to the Nkulumane Police Station, seeking immediate assistance and justice for the traumatic experience they endured.

Law enforcement agencies have launched a comprehensive investigation into the armed robbery, appealing to the public for any information that could aid in the identification and capture of the suspects. Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele urged individuals with relevant details to contact the nearest police station or reach out to authorities via telephone at 029260358.

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