THREE armed robbers stole US$24,330 in an attack on a gas station manager and two fuel attendants before raiding another store where they made off with US$271 early yesterday morning in Masvingo so cases of theft are on the rise.
No arrests have been made and investigations are still ongoing.
National police spokesman Deputy Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incidents.
“Masvingo Police are investigating a case of robbery which occurred on May 17, 2022 at around 3am at a gas station and shopping complex in Bhuka.
“Three unidentified suspects attacked the gas station manager and two gas station attendants before stealing $24,330 in cash, a laptop and three cell phones.”
He said the suspects then went to a store in the resort where they attacked the saleswoman and her boyfriend before stealing US$271 and four cellphones.
Meanwhile, Bulawayo Police are investigating a murder case that occurred Monday at Cowdray Park where the suspect identified only as Mthokozisi alias Sanqa and three other unidentified suspects stabbed victim Noel Mpofu (38) with an unknown sharp object on leg after an argument over sewer connections.
Police have since launched a manhunt to find the suspects.