Chinese National Robbed Of US$9 000 At Knifepoint
A Chinese national lost US$9 000 to robbers who threatened to stab him with a knife at his residential home in Bulawayo on Tuesday.
The incident occurred at the 29-year-old’s residential home in Ascot at about 5.30 PM.
The Chronicle reported sources as saying the Chinese national is an employee of Ming Hao Mining Company which is located in Belmont Industrial Site.
He arrived home to find a blue unregistered Honda Fit parked outside his gate with four occupants inside but didn’t suspect anything sinister.
The victim disembarked from his car carrying a satchel containing the money and started heading into his house. Said the source:
That’s when two suspects who were in the Honda Fit car approached him and one of them produced a knife and threatened to stab him.
They demanded that he hands over the backpack and he complied. In the satchel, there was a Lenovo laptop and US$9 000 which the knife-wielding robbers got away with.
Before getting away, the suspect who was wielding a knife deflated the two rear wheels of their victim’s car.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident saying investigations are underway.
He said when the robbery victim encountered suspicious people at his house, he should have driven to a police station and reported the case rather than continuing as if everything was normal.
Insp Ncube appealed to members of the public who might have information that may lead to the arrest of the four suspects to report to any nearest police station.