Pindula
Register Login

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

Share Article

Sponsored

More

8 Comments

Cobra King 6 months ago

Masoldiers and police forces ndovarikuba nekurober. Mateachers haabi. Mateachers haabi anoitisa extra lesson muchivarambidza kutovasunga. Sungai vemutemo avo tione


Patrick Kuzakwawo 6 months ago

There should be a shoot to kill policy against these armed robbers or we will become South Africa a country with the highest gun violence rate in Africa.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 6 months ago

LAST WEEK PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA EXPRESSED HIS DISAPPOINTMENT WITH SPROUTING OF ARMED ROBBERIES. HE SAID HIS GREATEST WORRY WAS THAT MOST OF THESE ARMED ROBBERIES ARE BEING PERPETUATED BY SERVING MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY FORCES AND FORMER MEMBERS MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY FORCES.

IN MASHONALAND WEST PROVINCE, CHEGUTU HAS BECOME A HAVEN OF ARMED ROBBERS. THERE ARE NOW MANY ROBBERIES REPORTED IN AND AROUND CHEGUTU TOWN.

THE PRESIDENT SAID IF THE ROBBERS DO NOT STOP, HE WAS INCLINED TO APPROVING SHOOT TO KILL POLICY. THIS POLICY MAY HARDEN THE ROBBERS WHO MAY ALSO CHANGE TACTICS AND EMPLOY SHOOT TO KILL POLICY IN SELF DEFENCE.

THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH THESE ROBBERIES IS TO FIND OUT WHY THERE HAS BEEN THE SURGE IN ARMED ROBBERIES AND TREAT THAT PROBLEM.

MAY I POINT OUT THAT STRICKEN POVERTY HAS ENGULFED THE NATION. LET US FIGHT THE CAUSES OF THE POVERTY. OUR ECONOMY MUST CREATE JOBS FOR OUR YOUTHS.

SECURITY FORCES HAVE NOW FAILED TO SUSTAIN THE PINCH OF POVERTY AND ARE NOW LOOKING FOR MONEY TO BUY FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILIES.

SECURITY FORCES MUST IMPROVE THEIR OPERATIONAL TACTICS. THEY MUST AMEND THEIR SUPERVISION ROOLES. THEY MUST TIGHTEN TIMES THEY VISIT GUARD POINTS.

[ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS, THEREFORE LET US ACT NOW]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THR BUSH LAWYER ]


Analyst 6 months ago

There appears to be a surge in armed robberies in the country. Getting a gun license in this country is no stroll in the park, which consequently leads me to believe that, like we read in the Mr Nemamisa shoot out, perhaps State security weapons could be the ones that are being wrongly used in these crimes. Isn't there a more robust way of ensuring that service men and women are not left to roam around with guns everytime seeing we are currently in peace time? Surprise home raids of suspect service men and women could lead to some of those guns being captured and confiscated while the offending officers could be arraigned.


Kongo River 6 months ago

When I grow up I want to be an armed robber.

Because these armed robbers are making a lot of money in a matter of some seconds.

When I get arrested I will apply for a bail, and after granted a bail I will run a way and some businesses abroad KKKKKKK

Or I will go out of prison by free bail or by amnesty KKKKK

I don't want to be a politician or a human rights activist because I will die in jail with no amnesty or without any bail.

It's better to be a thief than to be a politician

How many politicians are suffering in prisons for nothing??

How many corrupt personnels are enjoying good lives with their families after robbing NASSA funds, the nation's wealth, workers union funds, the people's food,cotton funds and etc??.

How many people are granted bail after stealing hospital and clinic funds and medical apparatus and medicines?.

ITS BETTER TO BE AN ARMED ROBBER THAN TO A UNIONIST, POLICIAN OR ANYTHING TO DO WITH DEFENDING PEOPLE'S RIGHTS.


Gaza 6 months ago

Kkkkkk

J C 6 months ago

Haa regai muzviti mkongo shuwa

Sponsored

More
🤨🤨 6 months ago

Ma robber ahapere ummm



Leave a comment


Recent News


News Categories



Give us Feedback