ZB bank Gwanda loses $200 000 to armed robbers - January, 2012
By: Chronicle Reporter
Insp Dzirutwe said police had so far picked up four suspects, all employees of the bank, in connection with the robbery case.
Insp Dzirutwe said last Saturday night some suspects approached the manager of the bank at his house.
“Two other suspects then left the manager’s residence and the one who was armed ordered the manager to drive the bank vehicle to the house where the teller was staying. The suspect then ordered the two bank employees to drive to the bank where the safe was opened and he took the money,” said the provincial police spokesperson.
After the suspected robbery, the manager was allegedly ordered to drive the suspect to Gwanda but the vehicle was later found abandoned near Mopani compound outside Gwanda town.
“We strongly suspect that this was an inside job given the circumstances under which the alleged robbery was committed. This has prompted the police to pick up the bank employees including the manager, for questioning,” he said.
Police sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the firearm used in the alleged robbery was yet to be recovered as the suspects claimed to have dumped it in a bush in Matabeleland South Province.