JUST IN: 5 gunmen attack bus, get away with valuables worth thousands of dollars


A Brooklyn bus travelling from Bulawayo to Mussina was hit by armed robbers who got away with valuables.

About 30 passengers who were on the bus lost valuables worth thousands of dollars.

According to sources, the incident occurred around 2300 hours near Irsvale Turn Off in Umzingwane district on Monday night.

The bus is said to have left with 36 booked passengers and did not pick up anyone along way.

However, upon reaching Irsvale one of the armed robbers stood up and fired in the air before ordering the driver to immediately stop the bus.

Four of his other accomplices emerged from the back and ordered the passengers to lie down before robbing them of their values which included phones, money and passports.

After committing the robbery, the five men disappeared into the night.

The bus then proceeded to Gwanda Police Station where a report was made.

The actual value of the goods is not yet known.

Police in Gwanda have referred all questions to the national police headquarters.

The incident comes hard on the heels of an armed robbery which occurred in Beitbridge recently where one person was killed and 3 injured when a Smart bus they were traveling in was attacked by 2 armed robbers.


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