8 motorists robbed at illegal roadblock

Source: 8 motorists robbed at illegal roadblock – NewsDay Zimbabwe


POLICE have launched a manhunt for 10 suspected armed robbers who terrorised eight motorists and robbed them of cash and various goods after mounting an illegal roadblock along the Beitbridge-Bite Road on Tuesday night.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the robbers were stationed at the 10-kilometre peg along the Beitbridge –Dite

“The ZRP has launched a manhunt for 10 unknown armed robbers who attacked eight motorists on 27 October along Beitbridge-Dite Road,” Nyathi said.

“A motorist driving a Nissan Caravan with one passenger on board found the road blocked with large stones at the 10-kilometre peg along the same road and got out to remove them. Ten men wearing face masks and balaclavas armed with a pistol and rifles attacked them by firing at their vehicle and stole cell phones, cash and clothes from them,” Nyathi said.

He said when they were still in the act, another motorist arrived at the scene and the robbers shot at his vehicle deflating his front tyres, but the driver managed to drive off and abandoned his car at a distance to seek help.

“Other motorists arrived and lit the place with their lights but the robbers managed to sneak behind them and opened fire. The motorists fled and left their vehicles. The armed robbers then ransacked the vehicles stealing cash, groceries and others properties yet to be established and fled from the scene,” he said.

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    Ndonga 2 years ago

    I am so glad to see that our very own ZRP have launched a manhunt for these 10 road block robbers.
    We all know that our ZRP know everything about robbing motorists at road blocks.
    And just remember what our elders used to tell us…it takes a thief to catch a thief.

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    citizen 2 years ago

    The ZRP must be fuming mad at being upstaged by Povo!

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 years ago

    ZRP now have competition at stealing at roadblocks. Travelling now you lose twice – once when the cops steal from you & then what you have left the robbers take from you. ZW circus rolls on with us clowns (unpaid) simply being part of the show.