Lovemore Kadzura Rusape Correspondent
THE Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched a manhunt for three armed robbers who pounced on prominent Rusape cattle dealer Mr Georgel Rodger and took $4 880 cash in a broad daylight robbery that baffled many. Rusape district police spokesman Assistant Inspector Muzondiwa Clean confirmed the robbery.
He said Mr Roger (79) and his employee were each tied hands and legs before being blind folded by the daring robbers. The robbers then forced Mr Rodger, who runs Koala Park, which buys cattle, to open the safe.
“On January 29, 2018 at Omnia Complex, at around 11am Georgel Rodger was in his office in the company of his employee Elijah Chiratidzo (50). Three unknown male adults entered into his office posing as cattle sellers enquiring on prices.
“While having a discussion, one of the unknown men withdrew a pistol from his waist and ordered Rodger and Chiratidzo to lie down and the pair complied. The armed robbers then tied the captives’ hands and legs and went on to blind fold them with dish towels. The robbers then forcibly took safe room keys from Rodger and ordered him to open the safe.
“The safe had $4 800 cash and a Samsung A7 cell-phone. They took both the money and cell-phone and sped off in unregistered silver Honda Fit vehicle. Rodger and Chiratidzo later managed to untie themselves and called the police. Investigations are underway and we are appealing for information leading to the arrest of these three robbers,” he said.