Crime and Courts

Manager loses US$21K as he hikes to Harare at night


MVUMA – A stockfeeds company’s regional manager, Nesbeth Ncube of Nyika from Duma has been robbed of $21,900 in cash in a lift he was travelling in to Harare at night.

The incident occurred on June 10, 2024, around 10 p.m.

According to the police, Ncube (41) was traveling from Nyika to Harare and had boarded an unidentified vehicle at Croco Motors in Masvingo, which had five male occupants.

Midlands province police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said that after passing Fairfields Shopping Centre, one of the occupants sitting next to the complainant produced a knife and pointed it at him, demanding his cell phone.

After handing over his cell phone, one of the occupants then produced a pistol and pointed it at Ncube, demanding the traveling bag he was carrying.

Armed robber.

“Another one who was seated in the front seat snatched the bag from Ncube, opened it, and took a paper bag containing $21,900 in cash,” said Insp. Mahoko.

Insp. Mahoko told The Midweek Watch that soon after passing Chicken Slice in Mvuma, the driver of the vehicle reduced speed, and the robbers then pushed Ncube out of the vehicle.

The police are now appealing for any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects, and are urging the public to approach their nearest police station with any relevant information.

Mahoko urged members of the public to avoid using private vehicles and use registered buses to travel in order to fall victims to armed robbers.

He also said companies should deposit their money with registered financial institutions and not keep or travel with large sums of money as they attract thieves.

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