Police continue SPAR robbery investigation


BULAWAYO police are still investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at Richmond SPAR last Saturday where robbers forced their way into the supermarket and stole an as yet undetermined quantity of goods and cash.


Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo yesterday said they had tasked the Richmond SPAR manager to tell them what exactly was stolen in the early morning robbery.

“Investigations are still underway and the police have asked the manager to bring more information about what exactly was stolen. As for now we do not know what was stolen,” Moyo said.

He said the manager had still not furnished the police with this information.

Sources said the robbery took place at around 2am on Saturday after the robbers assaulted and tied up the single guard on night duty before ransacking the supermarket.

“The guard was seen by the driver of a Chronicle delivery vehicle who was en route to Victoria Falls,” the source said.

“He (the guard) asked for help and was driven to the manager’s house while still tied and left there. He was later taken to hospital for treatment.”

The Richmond SPAR manager stormed into the Southern Eye newsroom yesterday over the robbery story carried in yesterday’s issue.

He was unco-operative and refused to identify himself making it difficult to determine the number of robbers involved in the robbery and whether or not they were armed.