Armed robbers pounce on Gweru clinic

POLICE in Gweru have launched a manhunt for two suspected robbers who pounced on a private clinic in Mkoba suburb and allegedly got away with a cellphone.

Stephen Chadenga, OWN CORRESPONDENT

The incident confirmed by the police, occurred a week ago at Morelife Nursing Clinic.

Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the two men who were armed pounced on the receptionists at the clinic on August 17.

Inspector Mahoko said the two men who were driving an Ipsum vehicle, arrived at the clinic at night and one of the suspects produced a knife demanding cash from a receptionist.

The other suspect is alleged to have produced a pistol and fired once into the floor. One of the employees identified as Precious Moyo, is said to have heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene where she was stabbed on the shoulder before the suspects took away a cellphone valued at $80 and fled in their vehicle.

“We appeal to members of the public who might have information leading to the arrest of the suspects to come foward,” Mahoko said.

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