Crime & courts

2 women lose US$17k to robbers

Two women lost more than US$16 800 to armed robbers in Chitungwiza and Beitbridge in separate incidents as police continue to urge the public to desist from keeping large amounts of cash in their homes.


No arrests have been made and police are still investigating the cases.


National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed.


“The ZRP warns members of the public against keeping large amounts of cash at home or business premises.

“On June 13, 2021 a Chitungwiza woman aged 47, lost US$6 800 cash and US$760 worth of property to robbers,” he said.


He said five armed robbers who were wearing balaclavas attacked two victims who were sleeping in separate bedrooms after gaining entry into the house.


They demanded cash which the victims surrendered before they ransacked the house. The robbers disappeared and a report was made to police.


In Beitbridge, a 33-year-old woman lost US$10 000 cash to two robbers she had offered accommodation for the night.


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