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Armed Robbers In US$582k Kwekwe Service Station Heist

In a midnight raid on a service station in Kwekwe, armed robbers made off with more than half a million dollars in US currency, according to police.

Following reports of an armed robbery, police were called to the Midlands town’s Rockodox Service Station on Parson Road.

Up to 12 men, according to the investigators, participated in the Monday morning raid at around 1AM.

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The national police spokesman, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, stated that the robbers had at least two weapons, including an AK 47 rifle and a pistol.

“They tied the hands and legs of two security guards who were on duty with shoelaces before stealing a Dewalt drilling machine, US$582,540 and R58,430 cash which was in a table drawer and Chubb safe,” Nyathi said.

Police have appealed for the public’s help to identify the robbers.

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