Connect with us


Armed robbery gang gets forex, jewellery & guns in farm raid




EIGHT suspected armed robbers pounced on a farm in Nyamandlovu, Matabeleland North and got away with US$15 000, R140 000, RTGS10 000, jewellery, two guns and two cellphones, police confirmed yesterday.

A Bulawayo couple, Mr Anthony John Walters (60) and his wife Mrs Roxanne Astrid Walters (63) of Burnside suburb, had visited their son Mr Graham Sean Walters (31) at his farm, Plot 33 Kennell’s where he does market gardening, when the suspects pounced at about 7.30PM on Saturday.

Police spokesperson for Matabeleland North province, Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese said the suspects who were armed with a rifle and a pistol, shot two dogs to gain entry into the yard.

The suspects allegedly ordered the Walters family to lie down before tying them up with a rope.

They attacked the three complainants with a log before taking their possessions.

The suspects used the complainants’ vehicle as a get-away car and dumped it about three kilometres away from the farm along the Bulawayo-Nyamandlovu road after it developed a puncture.

“I can confirm that we received a report of robbery where eight unknown people raided a farm in Nyamandlovu. On March 23, Mr and Mrs Walters of Burnside in Bulawayo, visited their son Graham at Plot 33 around 5PM. At around 7.30PM while they were in the sitting room, eight unknown

suspects arrived at the plot armed with a rifle and pistol,” said Chief Insp Makonese.

She said after firing shots and injuring two dogs, the suspects ordered the complainants to lie down before tying up Mr Walters and his son with a rope.

“The suspects assaulted the three complainants with logs and ordered Mrs Walters to open a safe. They took a Point 22 rifle, an air gun, jewellery and cash amounting to 140 000 rand, US$15 000 and RTGS10 000,” said Chief Insp Makonese.

She said the suspects ransacked the house and went on to take two I-phones and car keys of a Toyota pick-up truck belonging to the complainants.

They drove off at high speed in the complainants’ vehicle.

The complainants later managed to untie themselves and Graham went to make a report at Nyamandlovu Police Station.

Police attended the scene and recovered two spent cartridges and a bullet head.

The vehicle was found at the side of the road with a flat tyre. An I-phone and air gun were recovered in the vehicle. The Point 22 rifle and another I-phone were found dumped along the Nyamandlovu-Ticehurst road on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Chief Insp Makonese advised members of the public not to keep large sums of money at home. No arrest has been made as police continue with investigations.




Local7 mins ago

“I will axe you”; Violent Son Threatens Mom With Machete

Advertisement A MAN from St Peters Village near Bulawayo’s Old Pumula suburb has been arrested for allegedly threatening to attack...

Politics20 mins ago

“I Have Never Called For Sanctions”: Chamisa On SABC {Video}

Advertisement Zimbabwe’s political stalemate between the ruling ZANU PF and its opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has stifled...

National24 mins ago

LATEST: Zim murder suspects cheat death while in police car..Crime scene cctv video leaked

Advertisement Main suspect Edward Nkata is a ‘Pastor’ he also doubled as a ‘witch doctor’ or traditional healer VIDEO…FOUR Zimbabweans...

National37 mins ago

Press Release; ZRP Recruiting This March- Warn About Bogus Recruiting Agents

Advertisement Advertisement Loading...

Sports54 mins ago

Revealed; How $16.6 Million Worth Tino Kadewere Was Rejected By Dynamos

Advertisement Revealed: How Dynamos rejected Tino Kadewere. Tinotenda Kadewere,18 then, was accompanied by his Prince Edward school teammate, Thomas Chideu,...

Celebs1 hour ago

Kaizer Chiefs Celebrity Star Billiat Brushes Off ‘Rumours’ Kaizer Chiefs Celebrity Star Billiat Brushes Off ‘Rumours’ Of Getting St__abbed- {Video}

Advertisement Khama Billiat responds to reports of him being stabbed by baby mama. This follows after the football star grabbed...

Regional1 hour ago

Reasons Why Zim ‘Wizkid’ Doesn’t Qualify For Funding In South Africa To Further Her Studies

Advertisement A Zimbabwean brilliant young lady is facing a big hurdle in her quest to further her education. The 18-year-old...

Courts1 hour ago

Man (46) Fatally Crushes 77-Year-Old Mom’s Head With Boulder

Advertisement VILLAGERS of Chigwedere area in Rusape have been left shell shocked after a 46-year-old man crushed her 77 year...

World1 hour ago

SEE FULL LIST: Countries Where Coronavirus Has Been Confirmed

Advertisement Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory...

Courts1 hour ago

Thigh Vendor S___3xually Assaulted, Robbed At Knife Point

Advertisement A MARRIED Bulawayo man who allegedly tricked a pr0__stitute into accompanying him to his purported younger brother’s house before...



Copyright © 2019