Elite school loses US$250K in robbery

by | Mar 29, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

A gang of eight armed robbers broke into Gateway High School in Harare last night, and blew up the administration block strongroom using dynamite to gain access and got away with more than US$250 000 cash.

No injuries were recorded during the robbery.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has launched an investigation.

The incident comes days after Gateway High School reported that they had discovered explosives planted within the school and became very suspicious.

In a statement yesterday, Gateway High School said;
“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. “

The school has night guards, and they work with security firm, which will all be used in 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.”
A team of detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Homicide Department was this morning deployed to the school to probe further matter.

No arrests have been made so far.