Four armed robbers received the shock of their lives when they found themselves trapped in a yard at a house they were trying to rob.
The bizarre incident took place in Bulawayoâs affluent suburb of Selborne Park.
It is alleged that the four thieves armed to the teeth with an ax, machete, and an iron bar climber over the perimeter wall into the yard.
According to a local publication, the owner of the house â a businesswoman who requested anonymity, said she saw the robbers enter her yard at around 2 am.
Last week on Wednesday at around 2.30 have I heard footsteps in the yard and when I peeped through the window, I saw four men who were armed with an iron bar, axe and a machete,â she said.
The businesswoman told reporters that sometime in September she lost US$35 000 and R21 000 to armed robbers and consulted the services of a Prophet by the name of Black Elisha who spiritually âfencedâ her house.
A friend advised me to engage Prophet Black Elisha and I approached him for his services to spiritually lock my yard. I sought his help but I had doubt in my mind that the âfencingâ thing would work but to my surprise it worked, she said.
Upon entering the yard the four thieves are believed to have wandered around aimlessly and made no effort to break into the âfencedâ house.
The businesswoman then called her neighbors who apprehended the thieves after the police had said they did not have transport to come to her aid.
When the neighbors arrived at the house they were shocked to find the robbers loitering in the yard.
They could not believe it when they saw four robbers, who seemed clueless about where they were, loitering in my yard.
My neighbours beat them up and asked them what they were up to but they only wailed and appealed for forgiveness,said the businesswoman.
After two hours at around 5:30 am the police then arrived and arrested the robbers.
However, Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele said she was unaware of such an incident.
Prophet Black Elisha who is also known for locking cheating men and women said:
The businesswoman approached me after robbers had robbed her of her substantial savings. I had to spiritually lock her yard. Iâm happy because the thieves were caught and they didnât steal anything.
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