Police moved swiftly to recover cash, a pistol, several goods and further arrest four members of a gang that swooped on Council for the Blind Zimbabwe offices in Bulawayo in the dead of night Monday to commit the crime.
In an earlier communication to the public via its social media handles Tuesday, police said they were investigating a case of robbery which occurred at the Council for the Blind Zimbabwe offices in Bulawayo on 11/04/22 at about 0200 hours.
“Seven suspects armed with an unidentified pistol, axes and an iron rod stormed the premises before capturing a security guard,” police said.
“They stole a big safe with an unspecified amount of cash and a .38 Smith Wesson revolver which they loaded into a parked Toyota Land cruiser pick-up vehicle (ADX0444) belonging the Council for the Blind.
“The vehicle was later abandoned at corner R Mugabe way and 15th Avenue.”
However, police issued a follow up communication Wednesday saying they have since recovered the stolen cash and property following arrests on suspects.
Said the ZRP, “Reference is made to our previous tweet on 12/04/22 on a robbery case which occurred at the Council for the Blind Zimbabwe offices in Bulawayo where a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle, a safe containing US$44 028, ZAR 49 060, PULA 18 610 and other valuables, all worth US$ 96 228, ZAR 49 060 and PULA 18 060 were stolen.”
Police reported arresting Oliver Mhlanga (36), Vusumuzi Mguni (23), McDonald Tinashe Malaya (37) and Kelvin Njabulo Dube (30) in connection with the case.
Added the police, “The stolen vehicle and a .38 Smith Wesson revolver, CFB 0069 safe, Dell and Asus laptops, cash and other valuables all worth US$95 728, ZAR 49 060 and PULA 18 060 were recovered. #notocrime”.