6 masked gunmen raid service station, get away with US$9,700


A group of six armed robbers targeted a fuel service station and a nearby lodge in Eastview, Harare, making off with a significant sum of money. Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesperson, confirmed the incident.

According to Assistant Commissioner Nyathi, the robbery took place on January 7, 2024, at the service station in Eastview. The six unidentified male suspects, armed with firearms and wearing masks, confronted a security guard and a motorist who was refuelling his vehicle. They stole $20 from the motorist before gaining entry to the service station’s offices.

Inside the offices, the suspects used explosives to break open a safe and made off with $9,670 in cash. They then proceeded to a nearby lodge, where they targeted a security guard. In this second attack, they stole $50 in cash and an Itel cell phone.

“Police in Mabvuku are investigating a case of robbery which occurred at a service station in Eastview on January 7, 2024, in which six unidentified male suspects who were armed with firearms and wearing face masks, attacked a security guard who was on duty and a motorist who was fuelling his vehicle before stealing US$20.

“The suspects gained entry into the service station offices where they broke a safe using explosives and stole US$9 670 cash. The suspects then proceeded to a nearby lodge and attacked a security guard before stealing US$50 cash and an Itel cell phone. Anyone with information to report at any nearest Police Station,” he said.

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