Men wearing police uniforms attack woman, get away with US$1 000

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In a recent development, two individuals involved in a gang that targeted and robbed a woman in Waterfalls have been apprehended by the authorities. The incident took place on July 25 as the woman was returning from a local medical center with her child when she was confronted by the robbers.

According to reports, some of the robbers, disguised in police uniforms, falsely accused the woman of engaging in pr0stitution before proceeding to rob her. Terrified and defenseless, the victim was coerced into handing over US$1,000.

After the incident, the woman promptly reported the crime to the police, which led to the successful arrest of the two suspects just yesterday. National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the arrests and provided further details on the case.

Assistant Commissioner Nyathi stated, “The ZRP confirms the arrest of Cleopas Makwande aged 41 and Simbarashe Chingwaru aged 25 in connection with a case of robbery which occurred on July 25, 2023, in Mainway Meadows, Waterfalls, Harare.”

He continued, “The suspects who were travelling in a white Honda Fit vehicle registration number ADQ 0122, intercepted the complainant’s car, a Honda Fit vehicle, before demanding money from her for allegedly engaging in pr0stitution. The suspects stole US$1000 and drove off,” he said.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing as the police work to gather further evidence and determine the full extent of the gang’s activities. The successful arrest of these two suspects brings hope for justice and serves as a reminder of the importance of community vigilance and reporting criminal activities promptly.


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