Three robbery victims from Kezi Monday suffered the double misfortune of being robbed of a car, cash and some valuables from both their home and shop during the same night.
Police confirmed the bizarre incident via their official Twitter handle Wednesday.
“The ZRP is investigating a robbery case which occurred at St Joseph Business Centre, Kezi on 21/02/22 at around 0300 hrs, where six unknown suspects, who were using a Honda Fit vehicle while armed with machetes, axes and knives, attacked three complainants, who reside at a shop and threatened them with death while demanding cash.
“The suspects stole ZAR 4 000, two cellphones and a pair of sneakers from the complainants’ house before proceeding to the shop where they stole ZAR2 000 cash, various clothing and satchels,” said the police.
Police said the suspects then loaded the loot into the complainants’ Toyota D4D single cab and drove away.
The stolen vehicle was later recovered after being dumped near Brunapeg filling station while the Honda Fit was recovered dumped in Mphoengs area.
The incident follows rampant cases of home robberies being experienced in the country with attackers often targeting hard currency that would be starched in their victims’ homes.
A lot of Zimbabweans are now reluctant to bank their monies with local financial institutions after their nightmarish experiences of the past few years when their savings vanished under a slew of unpopular monetary policies decreed by government.