Gweru Service Station Robbed Of US$1 200
A four-member armed gang robbed FSI Service Station in Gweru along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway of US$1 200, cellphones, and a laptop among other gadgets.
Police said the robbery incident occurred on 12 March around 9 PM.
ZRP spokesperson in Midlands Province, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, said the suspects parked their vehicle a few meters from the garage.
One of the suspects went to the service station holding a jerry can pretending to be a customer who wanted to buy fuel. Said Insp Mahoko:
Two fuel attendants, Allan Jila (38) and Mlungisi Kasunzuma were on duty at the filling station.
An unknown male adult parked a silver Honda Fit and requested to buy fuel using a jerry can after giving the impression that the vehicle had run out of fuel.
Insp Mahoko said the suspect then produced a pistol and force-marched the employees into the office.
The other three suspects swiftly disembarked from the vehicle and joined him. Added Insp Mahoko:
They demanded keys to the safe that they were given and they opened the safe and took US$1 206 cash.
They also searched the employees and took their cellphones and an HP laptop before speeding off in the same vehicle.
Police are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects. Said Insp Mahoko:
We are appealing to members of the public who might have information that might lead to the arrest of these suspects to approach any nearest police station.
We also urge people who operate businesses to consider putting water-tight security systems to safeguard their investments.
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