IN an incident that has left residents of Rusape in shock, a knife-wielding robber goes around disguised as a woman driving a Honda Fit hatchback, picking up passengers and then robbing them along the way.
The cunning robber recently pounced on a 44-year-old local woman who was travelling with her three children and robbed her of US$70, two cell phones and two satchels which had new clothes.
Acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, confirmed the incident in an interview with Manica Post.
“Ms Itai Mutungambera boarded a silver Honda Fit together with her three children. The driver, who was disguised as a woman and wearing a dress, diverted the route and proceeded to Tsanzaguru instead of Mabvazuva where the victims intended to go.
“The suspect produced a knife and asked Ms Mutungambera to surrender all her belongings. He shoved her out of the vehicle and sped off with the three children. Ms Mutungambera made a police report at Rusape Central Police Station.‘‘
Inspector Chinyoka said the three children were later found near Magamba Turn-Off in Rusape where they were dumped. They did not sustain any injuries.
“We are appealing to members of the public with information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) to contact their nearest police station,” added Assistant Inspector Chinyoka