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Shop Loses US$45 000 Cash To Armed Robbers

1 year agoFri, 27 Jan 2023 15:52:00 GMT
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Shop Loses US$45 000 Cash To Armed Robbers

A shop located along Coventry Road, Harare lost US$45 000 cash to armed robbers who invaded the premise on Thursday 26 January 2023. 

In a report seen by Pindula News, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the robbers were armed with a pistol, machete and a hammer. Reads the report:

The ZRP is investigating an armed robbery case which occurred during the early hours of 26/01/23 at a shop along Coventry Road, Harare where seven suspects who were armed with an unidentified pistol, a machete and a hammer pounced on three security guards who were manning the premise before stealing US$45 000 cash and a DVR camera.

Police are appealing to members of the public who might have information on the case to report at any nearest Police Station. 

Robbery cases involving guns have been on the rise in Zimbabwe in recent years.

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Last year, President Emmerson Mnangagwa extended the Presidential Amnesty on Voluntary Surrender of Firearms and compliance with the police verification exercise to encourage those illegally possessing firearms to surrender.

Police said about 550 firearms were voluntarily surrendered since then, yet, crimes such as armed robberies and other forms of crimes of passion continue to be reported in Zimbabwe. 

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