Motorists, families robbed of cash

05 Aug, 2022 - 00:08 0 Views
Motorists, families robbed of cash

The Herald

Crime Reporter 

A Harare man lost his vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner, US$2 000 cash and various goods to armed robbers he had offered a lift from the capital city to Chegutu. 

Police recently set up a crack team to thwart criminal cases following an increase in crimes of concern, which include car thefts and hijacking of mostly kombis and pirate taxis. 

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police will remain firm on the ground to ensure peace prevails countrywide. 

He said the Chegutu robbery was still under probe. 

“Police in Saruwe is investigating a robbery case which occurred on August 2, 2022 at the 5km peg along Selous-Ngezi Road. Four unidentified suspects attacked a motorist and stole US$2 000 cash, Toyota Fortuner vehicle (ADY 2907), various clothes, two cellphones and a laptop. 

“The complainant had offered the suspects a lift from Harare to Chegutu,” he said.

He said on the same day, police in Harare arrested Ngonidzashe Mike Kadzombe (23), for theft of a Toyota Hiace kombi at around 5:30am at Hatcliffe Shopping Centre car park. 

Kadzombe was arrested later that day before he led police to the recovery of the stolen vehicle in Hatcliffe. 

Police in Harare are also investigating a robbery case in which four robbers, who were armed with machetes and a pistol, pounced at a house in Budiriro 5B before attacking the occupants. 

The robbers stole US$2 800 cash, four cellphones as well as a 68-inch smart television set. 

Police are appealing to anyone with information that might assist with investigations to contact any nearest police station. 

Meanwhile, police in Plumtree are investigating another armed robbery case which occurred on Monday at a house in Mathendele suburb where a forex dealer lost a Toyota Wish vehicle, R15 000 cash, airtime recharge cards worth $40 000, US$200, a cellphone and personal identity documents, to three criminals who were armed with unidentified firearms.

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