By Simbarashe Mlambo
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is seeking information that could lead to the apprehension of three individuals believed to be armed robbers.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 31 in Muzarabani, when a liquor delivery truck was intercepted.
According to the police, the three suspects, armed with a pistol and an unidentified firearm, targeted the driver and his assistant, robbing them of US$8,000 and a cellphone.
The suspects, traveling in a Toyota Wish vehicle, ambushed the truck along Muzarabani-Mahuwe Road at approximately 9 AM yesterday.
” Police in Muzarabani are investigating a case of armed robbery which occurred on 31/05/23 at around 0900 hours at the 8-kilometre peg along Muzarabani-Mahuwe Road. Three unknown suspects armed with a pistol and an unidentified firearm, who were travelling in a Toyota Wish vehicle intercepted a liquor delivery truck and attacked the driver and his assistant before stealing US$8 000 which was in the safe and a cellphone,” stated the ZRP.
The country has experienced a rise in cases of armed robbery, as businesses have chosen to retain their cash rather than depositing it in banks.