Armed robbers pounced at Sonking Resources, a company located in Kadoma, and got away with US$25 000 cash and other valuables.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the robbers shot one of the people who reside at the premises demanding cash. Pindula News presents a police statement on the case:
The ZRP is investigating a robbery case that occurred on 10/12/21 at about 2230hrs, where five unknown suspects who were armed with four unidentified pistols pounced at Sonking Resources, Kadoma and attacked nine complainants who reside at the company premises.
The suspects tied the complainants with shoelaces and shot one of the complainants on the armpit while demanding cash. They ransacked the offices and stole a CCTV saver, a Samsung cellphone and US$25 000 cash.
Meanwhile, members of the public have expressed concern over the surge in the number of reported robbery cases in the country.
In some cases, robbers will be in possession of guns belonging to the country’s security forces including the army and police.
While some of the guns would have been stolen, some would have been rented to the robbers by the real owners and in worst-case scenarios, the owners themselves would be the ones robbing people.
Two suspects were arrested, one of them was a soldier while the other was a police officer.