A 57-year-old businesswoman was robbed of several cellphones and a quantity of jewellery at her grocery shop at Rockstone Junction in Region 10.
According to a police report, the woman was in her shop at about 22:00 hrs with her grandson when three men rode up on two XR motorcycles without number plates.
One of suspect, who was dressed in a grey hoodie and known to her, went to the shop and purchased a pack of cigarette, two water, and a tin Canada dry.
The report further stated that the woman went into a room where she normally sleeps and saw the suspects ride off heading in the direction of Mabura.
About 20 minutes later, the area became quiet and her dogs began to bark continuously in the back yard which is surrounded by thick vegetation.
However, the victim’s grandson armed himself with a cutlass and ventured outside into the dark.
As he was making checks he was accosted by one of the suspects whom he knows from Kuru Kuru, who choked him and pointed a handgun to his head.
The two other men whose faces were tied with a black Jersey, one armed with a handgun and the other with a longer gun, grabbed her grandson and took him in the shop and told him not to make any noise. After they entered they then confronted the businesswoman and told her to lay on the ground and she compiled.
The men then took off her jewellery from her and went to the shop counter where her money bowl was along with several cellphones that were placed in the area to get signal.
They grabbed the items and ran out of the shop, and escaped through the back of the shop into the dark.
She then raised an alarm and alerted a car driver who had made efforts to apprehend the three men but same proved futile.
She then went to the police and made a report.
The items that were reported stolen are: one Samsung Note 5 cellular phone valued at $90,000; one BLU smartphone valued at $22,000; one Logic Smart phone valued at $26,000; one Ique phone valued at $6,000; a Blue cellular phone valued at $20,000; three $500 GTT phone cards; one gold chain valued at $150,000; a gold ring valued at $60,000 and six gold studs valued at $30,000.
Nevertheless, ranks from the Mabura police outpost were summoned and they are currently out in the district’s making checks for the suspects.