A YET-TO-BE-CAUGHT gang of thieves raided Club Forty-40, cleaning it out of almost all the hot stuff, including spirits and whiskies in the early hours of Sunday.
Also carted away were two 32-inch plasma television sets, in what those privy to the break-in suspect could be an inside jobs.
Acting Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Abednico Ncube, whose office now appears not keen to talk to the local media, said he was in a meeting when Southern Eye Lifestyle called his mobile seeking comment.
However, a Club Forty-40 official confirmed the break-in, adding that the theft was only discovered on Sunday at 8am and a report was made at the Bulawayo Central Police Station.
Bonisani “Sannie” Mafela, the Club Forty-40 manager, said he suspected that it was an inside “scam”.
“I suspect that there is a connection between the people who work at the club and the burglars,” he said.
Mafela revealed there were no guards manning the club at the time of the break-in.
“Even police said it is not possible that the thieves broke in, they must have used a key because no property was vandalised and the door was left in a perfect state. No windows were broken.”
Mafela said he was saddened by the theft, but was quick to point out the club was still operational even after the break-in.
“It is unfortunate that such things happen, but this will not affect operations at the club. We were open on Monday and we continue to entertain our patrons,”he added.