Harare-A gang of eight armed robbers broke into Gateway High School in Harare and blew up the administration block strongroom using dynamite to gain access on Saturday.
According to the institution’s letter, they stole money and disappeared. No one was injured. Police are investigating the matter.
Zimetro reports that this comes days after Gateway High School had reported that they had discovered explosives planted within the school.
Below is the institution’s letter to stakeholders.
It is with great distress and concern that we inform you of an armed robbery that took place at Gateway High School on Saturday 27 March 2021. At midnight, a gang of 8 robbers entered the school premises and blew up the strong room in the administration centre using dynamite to gain access. Though no one was injured, there was money stolen. Police and CID have been engaged and investigations are currently proceeding.
We do have night guards, and we work through a security firm, and all of this will be part of the investigations. We would value your prayers and support as we proceed with these and many other administrative issues raised by such an incidence.
Thank you for standing with us, and praying with us, as we proceed with investigations. We would ask that you be wise in your speculations and what is said as hearsay, and we will endeavour to keep you informed as we are able.
newsflash.co.zw had also reported that seven members of a gang of armed robbers who were behind a spate of robberies were arrested while one was killed on Wednesday last week after police detectives cornered them at their hideout in Harare’s Kuwadzana 1 suburb.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) tracked down the suspects after one of them dropped his mobile phone at one of the houses they had robbed.