Zimbabwe: Armed Robbers Raid Gold Mine

For the second time in a month, a group of armed robbers attacked a gold mine in Zimbabwe. This time 46 of them, taking away three metric tons of gold ore from Chav-Chess Farm, located about 80 miles from the capital of Harare.

The first robbery was on June 8 by a gang of 19 men who drove up in pick-up trucks, beat farm workers, and made away with one ton of ore. Although the second raid occurred on the night of June 22, the mine owner Sam Munyoro only confirmed the event Wednesday.

“They were armed with catapults, stones machetes, axes, knives, clubs and iron bars,” Agent France Presse reported.
One miner reportedly lost two fingers in the attack. Police investigation is underway, but so far there have been no arrests.

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