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Armed Robbers Pounce On Mukuru Outlet And get Away With US$17K

Armed Robbers Pounce On Mukuru Outlet And get Away With US$17K

Armed robbers pounced at a Mukuru money transfer agent Chegutu branch housed at Zapalala Wholesale Friday and made off with at least US$17 000.

Mukuru is a financial services company that helps people move money around Africa, through a variety of platforms with the goal to simplify the process of sending and receiving money across borders. It was launched in the mid-2000s.

Acting provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera confirmed the incident but referred questions to national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who is yet to give the details.

Witnesses said the robbers attacked the money outlet on Friday morning.

The unidentified men forced workers to lie on the ground after firing two shots in the air before vanishing in a getaway car.

Back in October, police arrested a man in connection with the murder and robbery at N and R Supermarket and Mukuru booth at Rutenga Business Centre, Masvingo where they stole US$ 8 795, ZWL$ 21 460, ZAR 100 000 as well as three cellphones.

The robberies were committed between 26 September and 6 October this year.

More: The Herald

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