The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is looking into cases of armed robbery in Bulawayo and Harare, where businesspeople were specifically targeted.
In Bulawayo, an investigation is underway for a robbery that occurred on Grayville Road near Arlington Court, Ascot. An unnamed businessman lost US$29,000 cash to the robbers. In Harare, the unnamed businessman lost over US$10,000. A police report read:
"Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case of robbery which occurred along Grayville Road near Arlington Court, Ascot on 21/10/23. Three unknown suspects, who were travelling in a white Toyota Runx, intercepted a shop manager, who was going home driving a Toyota Belta vehicle, before stealing US$29 000 cash which was in the boot.
Meanwhile, Police in Harare are investigating a case of robbery in which two suspects armed with a stone and a small axe pounced at a house along Nzou Crescent, Winsor, Ruwa where they stole US$10 610, 1 700 Zambian Kwacha, ZAR 2 500.00, 50 Pounds and 200 000 Tanzanian Shillings cash as well as a laptop, four cellphones, 5 pairs of tennis shoes and two school bags."
Police urged individuals with information on the cases to contact the nearest police station.