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Manhunt for Liquor Supplies robbers

Police in Bulawayo have launched a manhunt for two suspects who robbed Liqour Supplies outlet at Ascot Shopping Centre on Saturday evening and shot dead a female employee.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident but did not disclose the identity of the victim.

“We confirm we received a case of armed robbery at Ascot in a Liquor hub where two suspects who are unknown and on the run entered into the bottle store around 18:30 hours and ordered four occupants who were females and one male who was a patron to lie down,” said Inspector Ncube.

“After ordering them to lie they fired a bullet directed to one female employee aged 33 before getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.”

Inspector Ncube added that one of the suspects searched the “informant who is pregnant after she indicated that she cannot lie down due to her condition and took her Huawei P20 Lite cellphone.”

Inspector Ncube said the the suspect went on to hit the patron identified as Nqaba Donga on the head with the pistol butt and he sustained a minor cut.

“That same accused person then shot the now deceased once on the right side of  the head and she died on the spot.” 

The robbers then proceeded to the cashiers’ safe where they stole an undisclosed amount of money.

“A report was made at ZRP Khumalo who attended the scene together with CID Homicide, CID Scenes of Crime and no arrest was made,” said the police spokesperson.

Inspector Ncube appealed to those who might have information relating to the robbery to approach any nearest police station.

“We are appealing to members of the public who might have information to come forward, approach any nearest police station or CID homicide at Bulawayo Central so that we assist each other in apprehending the criminals,” he said.

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