Masvingo Inter Africa Depot Robbed
A gang of five armed robbers pounced on the Inter Africa depot in Masvingo in the industrial area on Wednesday and got away with US$14 524 and ZAR13 450.
ZPR spokesperson in Masvingo Province, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa, told The Mirror that the robbery happened on Wednesday around 1 AM.
He said the five robbers were armed with a pistol and iron bars.
The suspects first entered Quality Gas Garage where they tied Taurai Mlambo who was sleeping in his vehicle and Knowledge Mutsananguri who was guarding the premises.
They then demanded the names of the Inter Africa depot security guards from the two before they tied them using shoelaces and bundled them into Mutsananguri’s vehicle.
The suspects drove Mutsananguri’s vehicle to the Inter Africa gate and called the security guards by their names.
However, the security guards did not respond and the robbers force-opened the gate using iron bars and two of them drove into the garage.
The other three robbers then jumped over the precast wall and manhandled Kudakwashe Katiza (36) who was sleeping inside a bus.
They robbed him of his phone before tying two other guards’ feet and hands with shoelaces.
The gang then proceeded to an office and opened a safe using an iron bar and took all the money it contained.
They then drove away in an unidentified vehicle.
The security guards managed to free themselves and reported the matter to the police.
Depot manager, Cephas Machaka (36) attended the scene together with police officers.
Machaka confirmed that indeed, US$14 524 and ZAR13 450 was in the safe.
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