WATCH| How Armed Robbers Got Away With Over US$100k From Mukuru In Bulawayo

Four armed robbers intercepted a Safeguard security company truck at a Mukuru agent and got away with US$100 000 and over R500 000 on Monday morning.

The cash was being delivered at a Mukuru Money Transfer Agency along Herbert Chitepo and 13th avenue in Bulawayo.

Eyewitnesses said the armed men who were travelling in a silver Toyota car shot twice into the air forcing people who were queuing outside the shop, to collect their cash, to lie down.

A visibly shaken man told a local publication:

There were four robbers putting on facemasks and travelling in a Toyota Mac X silver car, they fired twice into the air forcing everyone to lie down. They took away bags of money from the security company truck. We were shocked by the attack which took less than 10 minutes.

The armed men pounced on the security company vehicle as soon as it had parked at the Mukuru Money Transfer Agency.

The robbers met little resistance from the Safeguard security team, although one guard fired toward the get-away vehicle.

You can watch the video of the armed Mukuru Money Transfer Agency robbery in Bulawayo below:

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed that armed robbers hit a Mukuru agent in Bulawayo and told a local publication that they were still gathering the details of the case.

Meanwhile, police in Harare said they are investigating a robbery case which occurred on Sunday at around 1200 hours at a gas company at Sandton Park, Marlborough.

According to a statement released by police on Monday, three unidentified suspects armed with an axe and pistols attacked four company employees as well as two customers before stealing US$2 600, ZWL$1050, six cellphones, a laptop, CCTV, DVR and 9kgs gas tank.

Police appealed to anyone with information leading to the suspects’ arrest to contact any nearest Police Station.