Armed robbers pose as TelOne employees, steal US$25,000 in daring raid

Commissioner Paul Nyathi

In a daring robbery, a group of five armed individuals targeted a residence in Zimre Park, disguising themselves as TelOne employees to gain entry into the victim’s yard. The incident, which occurred on March 4, 2024, resulted in the theft of US$25,000 in cash, along with various groceries and two laptops.

The robbers, wielding a pistol, made use of a ladder to access the premises before launching their attack on the unsuspecting victim. The audacious nature of the crime has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting an urgent investigation by the police.

Confirming the incident, National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi urged the public to come forward with any information that could assist in apprehending the suspects.

“Police in Ruwa, are investigating a case of robbery which occurred at a house in Zimre Park on March 4, 2024, in which five male suspects who were armed with a pistol and a ladder, disguised as Telone employees to gain entrance into the victim’s yard.

“The suspects attacked the victim before stealing US$25 000 cash, various groceries and two laptops. Anyone with information to report at any nearest police station.”

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