Five armed robbers ambushed a safe-guard cash in transit vehicle delivering cash at Chivi Mukuru.com and went away with more than US$40 000 and three pistols at N Richards on Monday.
The five were reported to have attacked the guards armed with pistols.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident imploring security companies to strengthen their security measures in consultation with their clients.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating an armed robbery case which occurred at N Richards, Chivi on Monday at about 0934 hours,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“The robbers pointed firearms at the security guards as they were disembarking from the vehicle and disarmed them before stealing a cash box containing US$35 000, ZAR350 000 and ZW$2000 from the vault.
“They jumped into an unregistered blue Toyota Revo twin cab which was used as a getaway car and sped off towards Mhandamabwe Business Centre.
“The police are disturbed by robbery incidents which are targeting cash in-transit vehicles and this robbery comes hardly a few weeks after the Bulawayo one where ZUPCO lost over two million dollars,” said Ass Comm Nyathi appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspects.
Meanwhile, Ass Comm Nyathi confirmed the arrest of a Harare City Council’s Dr Cainos Chingombe in connection with criminal abuse of office and fraud allegations at Harare City by the ZRP Special investigations team and Special Anti-Corruption Unit saying he is expected to appear in court soon.
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