Crime and Courts

Murambinda man discharged from hospital robbed US$394

-as he was walking home

Nyasha Marumbi

Murambinda-A man from Murambinda, which recently hosted the 44th Uhuru national celebrations, was robbed of cash and property worth US$394 as he was walking home after being discharged from hospital.

Manicaland Province police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka told the Midweek Watch that, at around 10pm on 19 April, Toyendepi Velapi (44) who resides at Nerutanga Secondary School was going home from Murambinda Mission Hospital, when he was approached by two unknown adults.

The duo asked Velapi to handover his belongings, but he refused. The accused cut open the back pocket of Velapi’s pair trousers he was wearing with a knife and took US$200.

They also robbed him of his OPPO brand cellphone a bag containing two formal black trousers and a pair of jeans. Total value of the items stolen is US$394 and nothing was recovered.

One of the accused assaulted Velapi once on the back with booted foot and struck him once with a fist on the mouth and fled.

A report was made at Murambinda police station and the accused are still at large.

The Police is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of two male unidentified adults from Murambinda who robbed Velapi in Jaru location on Friday, 19 April.

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