Six armed robbers pounced at a house in Nketa suburb, tied the tenants up with an electrical cable before robbing them of valuables worth US$5 000.
The two tenants -a male and female- are the only occupants of the house. The robbers are said to have pounced on the house at around 10 pm on Tuesday night after the tenants retired to bed.
“They smashed a window pane in the sitting room and gained entry into the house. Two of the guys opened the door of the male tenant’s room and awakened him. They threatened to slice him off and warned him not to scream. They ordered him to surrender all the cash but he could not give them anything. They force marched him to the female tenant’s room, before waking her up and told them to lie on the floor.
‘They then tied their hands and legs together with a wire and covered their faces with a blanket. They threatened to kill them if they screamed,” said a source close to the case.
Two of the robbers remained guarding them while the other four ransacked the house.
“They took two Plasma TVs, a Mobicel cellphone, two open view decoders, four blankets, an inverter and an HP laptop. They fled with the loot leaving the two lying on the floor,” said the source.
added the source: “After about 30 minutes the tenants managed to untie themselves and reported the incident at Tshabalala Police Station.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident and appealed for information that could lead to the arrest of the robbers who are still at large.
“We are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of the six armed robbers. Anyone with information may contact any nearest police station or phone us on 29260358,”said Insp Ncube