Police issue warning on pirate taxis, recover stolen Surf
Members of the public are urged to use public transport not mushikashika vehicles as they may risk losing valuables to criminals.
Police in Harare are investigating circumstances surrounding a robbery case which occurred along ED Mnangagwa Road (formerly Enterprise Road) in Harare on Monday 7 June 2021 in which a man (28) was robbed US$117 and ZWL$40 by four suspects after he boarded a Silver Toyota Wish vehicle in Harare central business district intending to go to Newlands.
In a similar case of robbery, a man (33) was stabbed with a knife on the hand and robbed US$30 after he boarded a white Isuzu motor vehicle at Jumbo turn off in Mazowe. Investigations are underway. — Reported by the Zimbabwe Republic Police on June 9, 2021
Meanwhile The Zimbabwe Republic Police has recovered a Toyota Surf which was reported stolen during robbery on Tuesday June 8, 2021 in Mabelreign.
The vehicle was discovered dumped at the corner of Jason Moyo and Fifth Street in Harare with keys on the ignition.
Public, business urged not to keep large sums of money
Members of the public are advised not to keep large sums of money at homes, business premises or in their vehicles.
Police in Harare are investigating circumstances surrounding a robbery case which occurred on May 30 2021 at the corner of Aspindale Road and Glasgow Road.
The victim (34) who was driving a Toyota Hilux motor vehicle was robbed of US$17 800 and cash by six suspects who were armed with an unidentified pistol. In another case of robbery which occurred on May 29 2021 at St John’s High School Emerald Hill, Avondale in Harare.
The victim (28) who is a security guard was robbed of his pistol 01 revolver Taurus Calibre loaded with three rounds by three suspects. Anyone with information should contact any nearest police station.
On Sunday June 13 2021, a Chitungwiza woman (47) lost US$6 800 cash and US$760 worth of property to robbers after five unknown suspects wearing balaclavas attacked two victims who were sleeping in separate bedrooms. Investigations are underway.
Police in Harare are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of five suspects who robbed a victim of US$7500 cash on Monday June 14, 2021 in Waterfalls.
The suspects pounced on the victim who was carrying out guard duties at the premise and disarmed him of his 303 rifle.
They handcuffed the victim, broke into the reception office and stole the cash.
Investigations are in progress. — Reported by the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
Harare urged to take heed of Covid-19 measures or die
Over the past week, Covid-19 cases and deaths have been increasing.
This forced Government to place localised lockdowns in Kariba, Karoi and Kwekwe where the numbers are rising.
Harare is not spared either. We are the economic hub of the country and the population during daytime multiplies threefold as people throng into the city for various business.
We implore our valued residents, stakeholders and ratepayers to take heed of preventive measures announced recently by Government to reduce the spread of the virus.
We need everyone to play a role as we thrive to reach our vision. We want everyone alive, we want your contribution towards the development of this city and country.
Over and above what the Government has said on preventing the disease, we would like to urge our residents to avoid unnecessary travel into the CDB and gatherings at local shopping centres.
We understand that many are running around trying to make ends meet and we believe the Government is aware of this but for those that just want to travel or gather for the sake of it please take heed of the preventative measures by Government and those that we have always been practising over the past 18 months. If you have to gather, outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor ones, particularly if indoor spaces are small and without outdoor air coming in.
The virus seems to be continually coming in different forms and variants but health experts say preventive measures remain the same.
Let us listen to advice lest we all perish. — Reported by the City of Harare on June 17, 2021.