Kuwadzana woman robbed of car, belongings in Harare CBD

A WOMAN from Kuwadzana Extension lost her minibus and valuables, all worth US$30 165 to five unidentified men

Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the incident which took place last Saturday.

He said police had since launched a manhunt for the robbers. Nothing has been recovered yet.

According to Mwanza, on June 28 at about 9pm, the woman was coming from her workplace in Eastlea, Harare, driving a Toyota Quantum kombi, white and grey in colour with registration number ACZ 2239.

At the intersection of Leopold Takawira Street and Samora Machel Avenue, an unidentified male person jumped into her vehicle through a back window and took a seat just behind her.

“He ordered the woman to proceed and stop at Total Garage at corner Chinhoyi and Samora Machael Street,” Mwanza said.

She complied and the man started touting for passengers to Kuwadzana Extension. Only five men got into the vehicle.

She was ordered to drive and one passenger disembarked at OK Marimba shops in Belvedere, leaving five.

At Kuwadzana Extension turn off, one of the passengers instructed the woman to stop and the men started assaulting her.

She was later dumped at Tiger Quarries, in Rainham Farm. With the help of security guards at the farm, she phoned her husband, who later reported the matter at Kuwadzana Police Station.

“ZRP would like to urge motorists to always lock doors and close all windows while driving,” Mwanza said.

-newsday

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