Who will guard the guard?: Econet guard shoots and kills self after stealing cellphones


An unidentified security guard committed suicide at Econet’s First Street branch, forcing an early end to business at one of the communication giant’s busiest outlets.

While there was no immediate comment from both Econet and the police, H-Metro understood that the security guard shot himself in the toilet after being summoned to a manager’s officer over cellphone handsets that he allegedly stole.

It is understood that the branch is scheduled to carry out a stock take on Friday and a preliminary check showed that a number of handsets could not be accounted for while a check on the premises’ CCTV footage revealed the security guard as the suspect.

Sources say he was told of the CCTV footage findings and asked to report to a manager’s office, but he asked to use the toilet and shot himself.

— HMetro

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