Two Gweru Police Officers Battling For Life After Being Shot By Armed Robbers.

Two Gweru Police Officers Battling For Life After Being Shot By Armed Robbers.

Two Gweru police officers are battling for life at a local private hospital after they were allegedly shot by a gang of six gunmen while responding to a robbery at a businessman’s house.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi

The police officers who responded swiftly to an appeal for help by a businessman who was getting robbed were shot after they cornered the gang of 6 armed robbers.

According to iHarare, due to the swift response by the police, the robbers left with only US$230. The armed robbers also stole a Mazda MPV vehicle, which they used as a getaway car before dumping it near the scene of the crime and vanishing into the night.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident which happened on Tuesday evening in Gweru.

“Information we got is that some police officers reacted to a robbery that was taking place at the businessman’s house in Gweru. It is said one robber entered the house first and when he faced some resistance from the businessman, five more robbers got into the house and took the family hostage and tortured one of his relatives. During the robbery, the businessman managed to contact the police who responded swiftly.”

Unfortunately, two police officers were shot by the robbers before reinforcements arrived at the scene.

“Sensing that police reinforcement were on their way, the robbers decided to flee and drove off in a Mazda MPV which they dumped just a few metres from the house before fleeing on foot into the dark of the night,” said Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

“What I can tell these robbers is that the long arm of the law is catching up with them. We are going to arrest them because we have leads”

The two police officers are currently admitted at a local private hospital where they are battling for their lives.

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