Budiriro Woman Robbed of Car, Cash, and Groceries in Daytime Heist[Image Credit: iStock]

Budiriro Woman Robbed of Car, Cash, and Groceries in Daytime Heist

A Budiriro woman, Elizabeth Mandeya (58) of Harare, was robbed of her Mazda Familia registration (AEB 9053), a 32-inch Samsung TV set, US$800 and some groceries while she was at work on a Tuesday. Mandeya and her daughter locked the house before leaving for work at around 6 am. They returned at around 5.50 pm and discovered that thieves had vandalized the main gate to gain entry into the yard.

Thieves Cut Screen Door Padlock

Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, said the thieves cut the screen door padlock, forced open the door, and gained entry into the house. They took the car keys from the shoe rack and used the vehicle parked in the yard as a getaway car. Inspector Chakanza said the thieves could have used the woman’s vehicle as a getaway car, reported hmetro.

Borrowdale Family Robbed of Car, Gun and Cash

A Borrowdale family, headed by Paul Themba Munashe (50), lost their silver Mercedes Benz E280 registration number AEW 3882, a gun, and US$1,000 to robbers. Munashe and his family were subjected to emotional abuse by five robbers. The incident occurred soon after arriving home from a church function.

The robbers were armed with unidentified pistols and were wearing face masks. They forced the family into the house and demanded cash. Munashe took out an envelope containing US$1,000 from his pocket and handed it over. The robbers also demanded his firearm and took a Dell laptop from the bedroom. They tied up the couple with shoelaces and fled the scene in Munashe’s vehicle. The vehicle had a 5kg gas tank, gas heater, and marriage certificate book.

Investigations Ongoing

Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, said investigations were ongoing. He urged members of the public to secure their homes and properties. Inspector argued the public to avoid keeping large sums of money and valuables at home. He appealed to anyone with information about the robberies to come forward and assist the police.