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Zhombe communities in fear of armed robbers targeting businesses

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A TRADITIONAL leader in Zhombe says communities in his area are living in fear of armed robbers who were targeting shops.

Chief Gwesela told Southern Eye that unidentified armed robbers recently used explosives to blow up two shops at Zhombe East business centre before getting away with several goods.

“We are living in fear of yet to be identified armed robbers who are pouncing on shops and stealing goods,” Gwesela said.

“We have reported the robbery cases to police and our hope is that they will soon be nabbed and taken to the courts to answer for their bad deeds.”

Chief Gwesela urged police to intensify patrols in the area.

In the past, police in Gokwe appealed to business owners to improve their security systems and ensure items with serial numbers are properly recorded in order to make it easy for stolen goods to be recovered.

Hardly a week passes without the Midlands police public relations department issuing statements on robbery and murder cases involving the use of dangerous weapons such as machetes, knives, axes and guns in the province.

People in the Midlands province now feel their safety is no longer guaranteed, the traditional leader said.

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