Brazen Robbery at Kwekwe Mine as Armed Gang Steals 150kgs of Gold
A group of eight armed robbers raided a Kwekwe mine, stealing 150kgs of gold carbon, US$140, three cell phones, and a water pump. The robbery occurred in the early hours of the morning while three people were sleeping at the site. The suspects escaped in a white Nissan Caravan vehicle.
Police Launch Manhunt for Suspects
The incident occurred at around 2 am, and the police have launched a manhunt for the suspects, reported hmetro. National police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Paul Nyathi, confirmed the incident and urged anyone with information to contact the police.
Police in Kwekwe are investigating a case of robbery which occurred at a mine in Sherwood 2, Kwekwe. Eight suspects armed with axes attacked three victims who were asleep in a cabin. Stealing US$140 cash, three Itel cellphones, a water pump and 6x25kg gold carbons,” stated Inspector. “The suspects loaded the loot in a white Nissan Caravan vehicle with an unknown registration number.”
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The police in Kwekwe are investigating the robbery, and they have asked anyone with information on the incident to report to the nearest police station.
“Anyone with information to report at any nearest police station,” said Inspector Nyathi.
The suspects are still at large, and the police are making every effort to apprehend them.
Rise in Mining-Related Crime
This is not the first time that mining-related crime has occurred in the area. The rise in gold prices has led to an increase in mining-related crime in Zimbabwe. Criminals target mines, stealing gold, and other valuable minerals.
The mining industry is essential to the Zimbabwean economy, and authorities must take steps to protect miners and their property. The police must work closely with the mining industry to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.