Thursday 4 July 2024


Police have confirmed a robbery case which occurred at Mkoba 6 Shopping Centre in Gweru where confectionery Company, Bakers Inn, employee was robbed USD$582.00 at gunpoint recently.

Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident and said police have since launched a manhunt for the suspects and appealed to members of the public with any helpful information to come forward.

“We have a case of robbery where a Bakers Inn employee was robbed at gunpoint. We are appealing to members of the public who might have knowledge of these culprits to contact any Police station,” said Mahoko.

Circumstances given are that, the complainant Calvin Maphosa (26) of Claymont Park in Gweru was making a follow up on his company’s daily bread sales customers when he was approached by three unknown men who were in an unregistered silver Ford Ranger Twin Cab motor vehicle.

The three claimed to have opened a new retail shop at the business centre. They told him that they had a business proposal and wanted supply of bread at their shop.

During the conversation, they invited the complainant closer to their vehicle saying they wanted to show him the shop. When he complied, one of the suspects who was at the back seat drew a pistol and ordered him to get into the car without raising alarm.

Fearing for his life he got into the car and they drove towards Bristol road. While in the moving car, the suspects took turns to assault the complainant with a pistol butt and iron rod all over the body.

Upon reaching Mkoba 9 turn off, they robbed him USD$582.00 and a cellphone before pushing him out of the moving vehicle. He fell into a drainage and became unconscious.

Total value stolen is USD$650.00. TellZimNews


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