Arron Nyamayaro

SIX armed robbers on Tuesday raided Warren Park 3 Primary School, pretending to be parents, and got away with US$1 481.

The robbers pointed a pistol at the headmaster Batsirai Mhosira, 54, demanding all the money at the school. 

Mhosira was ordered to lie on the floor and his hands were tied.

The four armed robbers then marched school bursar, Grace Hwekwete, 50, at gunpoint to the safe.

One of the robbers took all the money, which was in the safe, and put it into a bag. 

The robbers dragged the bursar to the headmaster’s office, tied her hands, and took away her handbag and G-tel cell phone. 

They locked the headmaster’s office and drove off from the school.

All this drama was witnessed by some parents who were at the school premises.

Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, confirmed the case.

“Police are investigating an armed robbery case that took place at a school in Warren Park.

“Circumstances are that on May 7, at around 0700 hours, the six accused persons went to the school gate pretending to be part of the parents, who were waiting to pay their school fees and some who were looking for places for their children.

“They force marched school staff members demanding to be shown where the money was and took it.

“Two staff members were left tied and locked in the office,” said Insp Chakanza.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *