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Armed robbers kill security guard, injure another

by Staff Reporter
04 Mar 2020 at 18:47hrs | Views
Three armed robbers shot and killed a security guard in Harare while his colleague was shot on the stomach during a robbery in a business premise in the Zimbabwean capital.

Police said one of the robbers later handed himself claiming to be a taxi driver who was hired by the two criminals unbeknown to him that they wanted to raid the businesses premises.

"A security guard was shot dead, while the other one was injured when 3 guards manning a business premise in Harare were attacked by robbers," said the police in a statement.

"One of the robbers was clad in uniform misrepresented to the guards as if he was one of them and was allowed into the premises before he disarmed the genuine guard on duty."

 The police said the second guard who was behind the building found his colleague lying down and sensed danger and tried to escape before he was shot and killed by one of the robbers who then stole a pistol from him.

"The third unsuspecting guard was shot in the stomach as the suspects fled from the scene in a silver Toyota Porte," the police said.

"The driver of the Toyota later surrendered himself to the police claiming that his two accomplices who are at large hired his taxi and forced him to participate in the robbery. Investigations are in progress."

Source - Byo24News