By Staff Reporter
Police in Gweru are investigating a case of robbery in which a 24 year old woman was robbed of valuables worth US$200 before she was stripped naked and pushed out of a speeding car by armed robbers in Gweru.
The incident according to Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko occurred on Sunday around 9 PM at Claybank Traffic Circle.
“The police are investigating a robbery case in which a 24-year-old woman from Shurugwi was robbed of cash and property worth US$200. The incident occurred on March 26 around 9 PM near Clay bank roundabout in Gweru,”said Inspector Mahoko
He said the woman boarded a white Honda fit at the Cathedral bus stop in Gweru intending to go to Shurugwi.
Upon reaching Clay bank roundabout, Gweru, two male adult passengers jumped from the boot and sat in the back seat beside the woman.
The robbers allegedly hit the woman on the forehead with an iron bar and robbed her of her Itel P38 cell phone, a bag containing various clothes, and cash US$80 and stripped her naked before pushing her out of the speeding car.
She then walked to Gweru Provincial Hospital where she was assisted with clothes. A report was made at ZRP Gweru Central and the scene was attended.
Mahoko said no arrests were made and nothing was recovered from the stolen goods.
He appealed to members of the public who might have information leading to the arrest of the four suspects to approach any nearest police station with the information.
Mahoko also urged the public to board public service vehicles as they appear to be safer than Mushikashika vehicles.