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Suspected robbers vanish with more than US$100 000

Story by Peter Chivhima, Courts Reporter

A Bindura-based company dealing in gold lost more than US$100 000 when eight unknown male suspects armed with seven pistols pounced on the company premises on Friday.

Zimbabwe Republic Police National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident, which happened in Chiwaridzo Two, saying they suspect it could be an inside job.

“We are investigating a case of armed robbery in which a mining company in Bindura lost US$104 000 after 8 armed robbers pounced on the premises and vanished with cash. We are told that the armed robbers attacked the security guard and the staff before taking cash and the firearm.

“We suspect an inside job because the robbers went straight to the safe and in this we implore employers to screen their employees. As the Police, we want to warn armed robbers that as Police we are not going back,” he said.

The ZRP is on record calling on businesses to avoid keeping large sums of money at their premises.

The latest armed robbery case comes at a time police are hunting for seven suspected armed robbers who are wanted for committing a spate of robberies countrywide, with the gang believed to be hiding in neighbouring countries.

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