A Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) kombi conductor was robbed of ZWL$30 000 by three people who had boarded the vehicle early in the morning.
In a statement on their official Twitter page, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the incident occured in Cowdray Park suburb, Bulawayo, on Sunday. Reads the post:
Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case of theft which occurred on 17/07/22 at around 0530 hours in Cowdray Park, where three unknown suspects who had been offered a lift in a ZUPCO kombi snatched a satchel with company cash amounting to ZWL$30 000, US$30 and two cellphones from the conductor before vanishing into the darkness.
In an unrelated incident, police have launched a manhunt for one Beven Mudimu who allegedly robbed a shop of cash at Dindi Business Centre, Marambapfungwe before vanishing. Police said:
The ZRP is appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of Beven Mudimu who is being sought by the police in connection with a robbery case in which he robbed a shop at Dindi Business Centre, Marambapfungwe, before getting away with US$2 964, ZAR 350 and ZWL 2 700.
Anyone with information to contact CID Murehwa on 0652122107, Officer In Charge CID Murehwa on 0772 596 040, the National Complaints Desk on 0242 703631, or Whatsapp 0712 800 197.
The incidents come as there has been an increase in cases of robberies across the country.