Two suspects robbed Liquor Supplies outlet at Ascot Shopping Centre on Saturday evening and shot dead a female employee.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident.
“We confirm we received a case of armed robbery at Ascot in a Liquor hub where two suspects who are unknown and on the run entered into the bottle store around 18:30 hours and ordered four occupants who were females and one male who was a patron to lie down,” said Inspector Ncube.
After ordering them to lie down they fired a bullet directed to one female employee aged 33 before getting away with an undisclosed amount of money and unquantified litres of bottled clear beer.
Inspector Ncube added that one of the suspects searched the informant who is pregnant after she indicated that she cannot lie down due to her condition and took her Huawei P20 Lite cellphone.
The suspect went on to hit the patron identified as Nqaba Donga on the head with the pistol butt and he sustained a minor cut.
That same accused person then shot the now deceased once on the right side of the head and she died on the spot.
The robbers then proceeded to the cashiers’ safe where they stole an undisclosed amount of money.
A report was made at ZRP Khumalo who attended the scene together with CID Homicide.
Several sources identified the victim as Shanise Brittain CITE reports.
In other news, iHarare reported that three machete-wielding robbers tortured a mineworker from Shurugwi and threatened to chop him up after finding only US$15 on him.
According to Police the three are Spencer, Mazebhi, and Fadzi, and are still at large
The trio reportedly robbed Lawrence Ngudze along Shurugwi Road in broad daylight on Wednesday last week while he was coming from work at Simbi Mine.