Eight armed robbers reportedly stormed a High Court in Bulawayo, second largest city in Zimbabwe, gaining entry into the court’s criminal registry.
Two police officers were said to have been attacked during the incident that happened on Sunday.
According to reports, the robbers’ target was to open the safe in the court’s criminal registry, a strong indication that they might want to steal exhibits or destroy important documents.
Police spokesperson, Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident saying investigations are ongoing.
“We are investigating an armed robbery case which occurred at the Bulawayo High Court, Sunday morning at 4 a.m.
“It is said about eight suspects went to the court and attacked two officers who were on duty and these suspects were armed with pistols.
“After attacking them, they blindfolded one of the officers. They then tried to force open the court’s main safe to the criminal registry’s office using a key.
“After failing, they tried again to use a grinder and, in the process, it is alleged that they were making phone calls,” Nyathi said.
Concerning one of the officers that was seriously injured, the Police Spokesperson said: “He is being treated at a hospital in Bulawayo, but we cannot reveal where he is receiving treatment.”
“These guys had inside information and we want to establish the motive behind the robbery and the attack on the officers.
“We are, therefore, leaving no stone unturned in our quest to get to the bottom of this case and apprehend the suspects.
“The law will definitely take its course,” he added.