SA bound Brooklyn bus robbed at gunpoint in Zimbabwe

31 passengers were left counting their losses after the Brooklyn bus they were travelling in from Bulawayo to Mussina was hijacked by armed robbers.

According to sources, the incident occurred around 2300 hours near Irsvale Turn Off in Umzingwane district.

On board the bus were 36 passengers and there was no stop overs before the incident.

Upon reaching Irsvale one of the armed robbers stood up and fired in the air before ordering the driver to immediately stop the bus.

Four of his other accomplices emerged from the back and ordered the passengers to lie down before robbing them of their values which included phones, money and passports.

After committing the robbery, the five men disappeared into the night.

The bus then proceeded to Gwanda Police Station where a report was made.

The actual value of the goods is not yet known.

Police in Gwanda have referred all questions to the national police headquarters.

The incident comes hard on the heels of an armed robbery which occurred in Beitbridge recently where one person was killed and 3 injured when a Smart bus they were traveling in was attacked by 2 armed robbers.

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