A 21-year-old Harare woman lost US$22 000 cash to four armed who raided her home in Southlea Park, while another Bulawayo man lost over US$19 300 to thieves who broke into his vehicle as police continue urge the public to be security conscious whenever they are carrying or keeping large sums of money.
The woman was at her house when the robbers forced to gain entry during the night before demanding the cash. They also went away with R500.
Police believe that some of these robbers normally have inside information about their victims before they attack them.
In Bulawayo, the man lost the money after he had parked his vehicle to repair a tyre puncture. He was approached by the suspect who stole the cash while he was not aware.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incidents.
He urged citizens to be responsible when carrying or keeping large sums of money in their homes.
“Police in Harare are appealing for information that may assist in the investigations of a robbery case in which the victim aged 21 who was at home was attacked by four suspects who robbed her US$22 000 and R500 cash on June 17, 2021 in Southlea Park.
“Anyone with information to contact any nearest Police station,” he said.
Asst Comm Nyathi also urged members of the public to be security conscious whenever they are carrying large sums of money in vehicles.