(Last Updated on January 8, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Police are appealing for information that might assist in the investigation of a cash-in-transit robbery case in which four men got away with US$2.5 million and ZWL$ 40 000 on Wednesday.
According to the police, the robbery occurred at around 2 pm near Gwebi River bridge along the Harare – Chinhoyi road.
“The ZRP is investigating circumstances which led to a cash-in-transit m/veh robbery of USD2.5 million and ZWL $40 000 at Gwebi Bridge lay-bye on 6/1/21 at 1400 hrs.
Anyone with information on the four suspects to contact any nearest Police Station,” said ZRP in a statement.
Further investigations from the police say the complainants were transporting the cash using a Toyota Hilux Single Cab.
According to a police statement, the three transporters picked up six male passengers along the way.
“Three complainants were travelling in a Toyota Hilux single Cab vehicle on their way to Chinhoyi to conduct a cash-in-transit task. On board, they had seven (7) cash boxes containing approximately two million five hundred thousand United States dollars (USD2 500 000) and forty thousand Zimbabwe dollars (ZWL$40 000).
Along the way they picked six (6), male passengers at Westgate and Inkomo turn-off. On approaching the Gwebi bridge lay-bye, the driver stopped the vehicle as one of the complainants wanted to relieve himself.
“One of the passengers produced an unidentified and fired one shot in the air whilst his accomplices disarmed one of the complainants of his 303 rifle.
“The suspects then tied the three complainants and drove into the bush where they loaded the cash boxes in a red Toyota vehicle (make and registration numbers unknown) and drove off. The complainants later made a report to the police,” said the police.