Robbers hit women’s trust, snatch US$6K

Police have launched an investigation after two men armed with pistols got away with US$6,000 and R5,000 from a women’s empowerment company in Bulawayo.

The robbery took place on the 6th floor of Fidelity Life Centre on 11th Avenue and Fife Street on Saturday.

“The ZRP is investigating an armed robbery incident which occurred at a trust and women empowerment company at 6th Floor, Fidelity Building, Bulawayo where two suspects armed with pistols attacked complainants and took US$ 6 270.00 as well as ZAR 5 000.00. The company is also involved in money transfer,” the police said in a brief statement on their Twitter page.

Police reacted swiftly and cordoned off the building with initial reports indicating that the robbers were still inside the building.

However, the robbers had long made good their escape.

The incident attracted a large crowd of onlookers who watched in anticipation of seeing the police apprehending the suspects.

The crowd dispersed at around 3pm when the police had concluded their investigations.

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