A Kadoma family Wednesday lost US$20 000 cash, a car, jewellery, cell phone to six armed robbers who raided its home and committed the offence while posing as police officers.
Police revealed the incident via their official twitter handle Thursday.
“The ZRP is investigating a case of robbery which occurred in Eiffel Flats, Kadoma on 22/12/21, where six unknown male suspects masquerading as police officers, pounced on a family and robbed them property valued at US $26 000.
“The suspects brandished two unknown pistols before demanding for valuables. They stole US$20 000, 9mm pistol loaded with eight rounds, jewellery, a Sumsung cellphone and a blue Toyota Vits vehicle ACV 9037.#notorobbery,” police said.
In another incident involving robbery, three male robbery suspects pounced on a motorist who had stopped along the Beitbridge-Masvingo road to try and secure a bed, which was part of the luggage he was ferrying.
Police in Beitbridge have since acted on a tip-off to arrest the suspects Ntanganedzani Muleya (28), Believe Shumba alias Chipanga (32), John Bhunu (34), Nigel Pandukai (27) and David Ratsauka (29) in connection with a robbery case
According to police, “the suspects attacked the complainant, who was driving a Toyota Hiace Kombi from Beitbridge to Rutenga and stole ZAR 200 cash, a cell phone, various groceries, two tyres as well as electric tubing pipes.
“The complainant had stopped the vehicle to tighten a rope which was securing a bed that was on top of the vehicle when the suspects emerged from the bush. #notorobberry.”
Armed robberies have now become rampant in the country as a lot of people now choose to keep large sums of cash in their homes.
Robbers often connive with workers or other insiders within families who tip them over the starches of cash.