Armed robbers strike Bindura gold firm, steal over US$100k

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A BINDURA company, which deals in gold, lost more than US$100 000 when eight men, armed with seven pistols, pounced on the firm on Friday.

The latest armed robbery case comes at a time police are hunting for seven suspected armed robbers, who are wanted for committing a spate of robberies countrywide.

The gang is believed to be hiding in neighbouring countries.

Police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the incident.

“We are investigating a case of armed robbery in which a mining company in Bindura lost US$104 000 after eight armed robbers pounced on the premises and vanished with cash,” Ass Comm Nyathi said.

“We are told that the armed robbers attacked the security guard and the staff before taking cash and the firearm.

“We suspect an inside job because the robbers went straight to the safe and in this we implore employers to screen their employees. 

“As the police, we want to warn armed robbers that we are not going back.”

The police have repeatedly called on businesses to avoid keeping large sums of money at their premises.

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