Arron Nyamayaro

ROBBERS struck at a clinic and a school and got away with US$18 000 on Good Friday.

Epworth Mission Clinic lost US$5000, while Epworth Methodist Academy School lost US$13 000.

The clinic and school are adjacent to each other.

A security guard, Takawira Mutamburiri (49) was reportedly approached by four unidentified men, who were wearing balaclavas, and holding iron bars. 

The four attacked Takawira and tied his hands and legs with shoelaces, searched him and took his Itel cellphone and US$25.

The robbers broke into the clinic through the screen door using iron bars.

They ransacked the room and stole cash amounting to US$5000, which was stashed in an unlocked safe. 

The robbers proceeded to Epworth Methodist Academy School.

They forced open the administration and the headmaster’s office doors with iron bars and gained entry. 

They ransacked the offices and found a safe in the headmaster’s office. 

They stole cash amounting to US$13 000 before fleeing. 

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

“Police are investigating two robbery cases at a clinic and a school in Epworth,” said Insp Chakanza.

“Scene was attended and a grinding blade was recovered and total value stolen is US$18 000.”

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