14 armed robbers pounce on Safeguard and Securico security companies, steal 2 trucks


MYSTERY surrounds the daring robbery in which trucks were stolen, at gunpoint, from the premises of two security companies in Harare at the weekend.

The vehicles were later dumped in Southlea Park and Chitungwiza’s Unit O suburb.

A source close to one of the companies claims two vehicles were stolen at gunpoint by 14 people.

One vehicle was forcibly taken from Safeguard Security Services but officials at the company refused to shed light on the issue yesterday.

They said their organisation had no spokesperson, who was authorised to speak to the media, before taking this publication’s contacts and promising to provide the details later.

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The other vehicle was taken from Securico and sources say investigations were underway.

There are fears the robbers could have wanted to use the vehicles to commit criminal activities around the capital.

The source said the first car was allegedly taken from Safeguard in Graniteside before the suspects drove to Southlea Park.

It is alleged the company sent a Rapid Response Team to try and recover the car.

However, the team is said to have met with fierce resistance from the suspects.

“The issue is still under investigation,” said the sources.

“The response team was overpowered by the gang.

“The suspects then used the response team’s vehicle as a getaway car.

“Once some suspects have been picked up it will shed some light on what really happened. Right now, there is still some mystery over the issue.”

Reports say the vehicles were tracked down by the companies’ security systems.

A visit to Safeguard premises in Graniteside yesterday showed that security had been beefed up at the company.

Harare Province Police Spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza last night said he had not yet received any information related to the case.

– HMetro

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