Armed robbers attack 2 motorists, get away with car and US$27,300 cash


Two motorists lost a vehicle, over US$27 300 cash and valuables to armed robbers who stage-managed road accidents in separate incidents in Harare.

The robbers were travelling in a Honda Fit which they used to hit the vehicles from behind before robbing the victims.

A manhunt has since been launched for the robbers who are still at large.

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National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed.

“Police in Harare are investigating two separate robbery incidents in which the suspects, who were travelling in a Honda Fit vehicle, stage-managed road traffic accidents before stealing valuables and cash from victims,” he said.

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In one of the incidents, a motorist travelling in a Toyota Mark X vehicle was hit from behind by a Honda Fit vehicle on April 9, 2024 at the intersection of Hurtsview Drive and Lantana way, Ridgeview.

Three robbers who were armed with a hammer then attacked the motorist before stealing the Toyota Mark X vehicle.

In another robbery case which occurred along Derby Road in Avondale, Harare on April 8, 2024 at around 9.30pm, a motorist lost US$27 300 cash after the vehicle he was driving, a Toyota Mark X, was hit from behind by a Honda Fit vehicle.

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