Car robbery cases continue unabated in Midlands


Kwekwe (New Ziana)– Cases of people being robbed of their vehicles by “passengers” continue unabated in the Midlands province after a Redcliff man was robbed by machete-wielding people who had hired him on Tuesday.

Police have since launched a manhunt for the robbers. The vehicle was later found dumped along Appleton road in Chicago, Kwekwe.

Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the complainant Ayton Chinosengwa (38) of Torwood, Redcliff was robbed of his motor vehicle by people who purportedly hired him from Kwekwe to Chicago on March 1 at 2300 hours.

“Ayton Chinosengwa of Torwood was hired by an unknown man from Kwekwe Central Business District to Chicago.

“On reaching Chicago, the man indicated that he had reached his destination and the driver stopped the vehicle. Suddenly another man emerged from the bush and threatened him with a machete.

“The one who was in the car jumped to the driver’s seat pushing Chinosengwa to the back seat. They drove towards Appleton road and dumped him at MaKey bus stop before driving away,” said Insp. Mahoko.

Chinosengwa reported the matter to the police and the car was later found dumped along Appleton road, in Chicago.

“Once again we urge motorists to desist from carrying strangers as this put them at risks of losing their vehicles and property,” said the provincial police spokesperson.

This becomes the third car robbery in the province in a space of a month.

On March 1, a Mberengwa man Nkosilathi Nyoni (21) lost his Toyota Fan Cargo after carjackers barricaded the road with stones before pouncing on him.

A few weeks ago, a Redcliff man lost his car to people he had given a lift from Redcliff to Kwekwe. Another Kwekwe man also lost his Honda Fit after he offered a lift to unknown men from Kwekwe Central Business District to Mbizo.

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