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Harare businessman robbed of US$45 000 cash at traffic intersection

A HARARE businessman has been robbed of US$45 000 cash at a traffic intersection.

Police have confirmed the incident which took place on Monday at the intersection of Glenara and Chiremba Roads, Braeside.

“On 27 December, a Harare businessman lost USD45 000 cash to robbers after he was attacked by unknown suspects who were armed with an unidentified pistol at the intersection of Glenara and Chiremba Roads, Braeside.

“The suspects stopped the victim who was driving a Range Rover Discovery vehicle at the traffic lights and pointed a firearm before dragging him out of the vehicle and snatched a box with the cash which was on the passenger seat,” said police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi in a statement.

Nyathi warned members of the public against keeping large sums of cash in their homes, business premises and on their person.

Meanwhile, the robbers who killed a 10-month-old baby in Macheke during a foiled robbery were arrested by police and their getaway vehicle, which had been stolen, was also recovered.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said: “The ZRP has arrested Ranganai Machipisa (36), Pearson Machipisa (23) and Gift Nhema (32) in connection with a murder case which occurred at Springfield, Macheke on 28 December at about 0130 hours.

“The trio who were armed with unidentified firearms attacked a family in a foiled robbery incident resulting in a shootout with the complainant.

“The complainant’s daughter (10 months) was shot on the chest and died on the spot while the wife was shot on the breast and is currently admitted at a local hospital.

“Police recovered a Star CZ pistol from the suspects and a Toyota Fortuner vehicle stolen through means of robbery in Murewa,” said Nyathi in an updated statement.

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