Liberty Dube Post Correspondent
TWO gun-toting masked robbers pounced on a Mutare man in Murambi low-density suburb in the wee hours of Tuesday and made good their escape with cash and goods worth US$11 000. Police have since launched a manhunt to bring to book the two daring robbers.
“They pounced at Mr Mohammed Ahmed’s house and robbed him of US$6 900 cash and other valuables worth US$4 000. We will leave no stone unturned to bring the culprits to book,” said Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa.The masked robbers, who were wielding pistols, allegedly forced entry into Mr Ahmed’s house at around 1am.
“They tied Ahmed, who was seated with his wife. They produced their pistols and demanded cash from them. He refused to give in before they fired two shots on the floor. They took away a jacket which had US$6 900 and $100 bond notes.
“They also took away a laptop and two cellphones, including an iPhone. The goods were all valued at US$4 000,” said Insp Kakohwa. He added: “They demanded more cash, but Ahmed managed to call his friend who alerted police. The robbers sensed danger and vanished.” Police attended the scene but could not track them. Insp Kakohwa appealed to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the duo to contact their nearest police station.