Saturday, 22 October 2016

ARMED ROBBERS POUNCE ON BUSINESSWOMAN (80)

THREE men armed with a gun held a businesswoman hostage at her home in Beitbridge before robbing her of R9 000, $100 and seven cellphones on Thursday.


The gunmen attacked Ms Chifumulo Moyo (80) while she was relaxing with two workers at her house along Arcacia Avenue at around 5PM. A source who preferred anonymity said the three robbers knocked at the gate and asked for water.

“Ms Moyo was sitting at the veranda with her maid called MaMoyo and her gardener Mr Shakemore Makono.” “Shakemore opened the gate for the   three men and offered them seats on the veranda.

“One of them produced a small gun and pointed at the three. One grabbed Ms Moyo and twisted her arm, the other grabbed the gardener by the collar and the third one dragged the maid into the house,” said the source.

The source said the robbers force marched Ms Moyo and Mr Makono into the house, where they threatened to shoot them if they did not hand over cash.

Fearing for her life, Ms Moyo is said to have ordered her maid to takeout the safe keys from the wardrobe.

“MaMoyo took out the keys and handed them over to one of the robbers who unlocked the safe and took R9 000 that Ms Moyo had collected from her food outlet and her truck stop.”
“The robbers also got away with seven cell phones that were in her bedroom and $100 cash. The seven phones that include Samsung Galaxy smart phones, are worth R 5 400,” said the source.

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said he had not yet received the report. chronicle

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