Security officer loses gun to robbers

TWO ARMED robbers are on the loose after they pounced on a security officer’s house and got away with his gun and cash.

A source said the incident happened last week on Saturday in Gwabalanda suburb.

The source said at around 3 am on the day in question Collen Ndlovu (64) was awoken by his housemaid Tholakele Mlilo (19) who screamed after one of the robbers flashed a torch in her face.

“The intruder reached for the Revolver Rossi gun which was placed on the headboard. The firearm is used by Mlilo when escorting a vehicle with cash. He threatened to shoot him. He then demanded cash. While he was demanding cash his partner in crime joined in and hit Mlilo,” said the source.

Fearing for his life, Mlilo surrendered US$47 and R400 to them. “They instructed him to lie on the floor facing downwards and they ransacked the house and could n’t find more cash,” said the source.

The source added: “They tied the two together before they fled with the gun.”

Mlilo untied the rope and made a report at Luveve Police Station.

Bulawayo deputy police spokesperson said: “We are investigating a case of unlawful entry and theft that happened in Gwabalanda suburb.

We would like to appeal to members of the public who could have information that could lead to the arrest of the two suspects to contact any nearest police station. We would like to urge people who own guns to keep them in a gun cabinet not to just place them anywhere.”

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