The East/West Road, was blocked by armed robbers on Wednesday evening.
The armed robbers were said to have blocked the road with an ash coloured Toyota Corrolla at about 7 PM, shot sporadically for the period the robbery lasted.
The armed robbers operated for about an hour unchallenged, adding that unsuspecting travellers were dispossessed of their valuables.
Five persons were rumoured to have been killed by the armed robbers, adding that the robbers abandoned the ash colour corolla with which they barricaded the road after the attack.
The source who pleaded anonymity, said some travellers who sighted the robbery operation from afar, made a u-turn and ran for safety, adding that some passengers fled into the bush to take cover.