Harare (New Ziana) – A Fawcett Security cash-in-transit team on Thursday lost US$334 290 to robbers along the Harare-Bulawayo road, police said on Friday.
Unconfirmed reports say the robbers mounted a fake road block along the road and stopped the cash-in transit vehicle which was on its way from Bulawayo heading to Harare.
Without divulging much information on the robbery, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed the incident.
“The ZRP reports an armed robbery case involving a cash-in-transit vehicle from Fawcett Security at the 234 km peg along Harare-Bulawayo Road at 0530 hours on 25/11/21. Police are therefore investigating the circumstances in which US$ 334 290 (cash) and 2 pistols were stolen.
“More details to follow,” posted the ZRP on its Twitter page.
Meanwhile, police said three suspects who got away with US$32 000 in another robbery which took place along the same highway last week, had been arrested.
“Police in Bulawayo have arrested Lidion Moyo (51), Vincent Mpofu (29) and Liberty Moyo (25) for a robbery case which occurred at Silozwe Business Centre, Matopo on 21/11/21,” said the police.
“A colt automatic pistol with a magazine of two rounds was recovered from Vincent, who attempted to escape resulting in him being shot on the neck. Investigations have revealed that the pistol was stolen through a robbery in Gwanda on 16/11/21 where a complainant was robbed of ZAR 70 000, US$3 500 and a pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition.
“The suspects are being linked to 14 other cases of robbery including the one which occurred along Bulawayo-Harare Road where a complainant was robbed of US$32 000,” it said.