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US$334 000 Fawcett Cash-in-transit Robbery An Inside Job - Police

US$334 000 Fawcett Cash-in-transit Robbery An Inside Job - Police

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) say the alleged armed robbery case involving a cash-in-transit vehicle from Fawcett Security Company on the 25th November 2021 along Harare-Bulawayo Road where USD$334 290 was stolen is an inside job. Pindula News presents a statement by police national spokesperson, assistant commissioner Paul Nyathi:

UPDATE ON AN ALLEGED ARMED ROBBERY CASE INVOLVING A CASH-IN-TRANSIT VEHICLE ALONG HARARE-BULAWAYO ROAD

The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes to clarify information on the alleged armed robbery case involving a cash-in-transit vehicle from Fawcett Security Company on 25th November 2021 at the 243 km peg along Harare-Bulawayo Road near Connemara where USD$ 334 290-00 was stolen.

The Police has now arrested Fawcett Security guard, Bongani Mpofu, Blessing Luwizhi and Josphine Ndlovu in connection with this case which has turned out to be a pure theft episode.

It is now a fact that the guards were lying that they had been approached by two Police Officers and four civilians who were armed and driving an unidentified vehicle.

Comprehensive Police checks have shown that there was a truck which had broken down at the point where the guards claim were robbed. According to credible witnesses, the guards did not stop at this point and their vehicle was clearly seen speeding along the Harare-Bulawayo Road towards Kwekwe.

Two other witnesses saw the security vehicle passing through Connemara and stopping at a shopping centre for unknown reasons which are now subject to investigation. This clearly indicates an element of inside job and dishonesty on the part of the security guards.

Investigations have revealed that the Fawcett Security guard, who is now in Police custody, Bongani Mapfumo (29) is the kingpin in this false and stage-managed robbery case.

He worked closely with Blessing Luwizhi and picked other notorious criminals in Bulawayo; Sibusiso Ngwenya, Mandla Ncube, Nqobile Moyo, Khumbulani Nyathi and ‘King’ after agreeing on looting idea and sharing of the money.

The criminals were picked as if the Fawcett company vehicle was pirating. This included two women who were going to Gweru.
On arrival in Gweru, the suspects were dropped in the Central Business District together with the two women as the guards went to collect US$11 00-00 from Fawcett Gweru.

After the collection, the Fawcett team went on to pick their accomplices whom they had earlier dropped in the Gweru Central Business District.

On arrival at 243 km peg, Harare- Bulawayo Road near Zvakanaka shops, that is between Connemara Open Prison and Hunter Road Shopping Centre, the Fawcett guards and the criminals, picked from Bulawayo, stage-managed the false robbery scene and circumstances.
The criminals’ Honda Fit vehicle which was following behind was then used as a get-away car after loading boxes which had been opened using a bolt cutter and also taking away the company pistols.

One of the suspects Mandla Ncube later delivered US$ 18 000-00 to Blessing Luwizhi’s wife, Josphine Ndlovu in Bulawayo as part of Luwizhi’s share of the loot. The Police has since recovered the US$ 18 000-00 from Josphine Ndlovu.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is therefore appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the outstanding suspects, Sibusiso Ngwenya, Mandla Ncube, Nqobile Moyo, Khumbulani Nyathi and ‘King’.

Security Companies are urged to seriously vet their employees and put measures in place to curtail theft of client’s money by staff using devious means during cash in transit assignments.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified investigations into this case and will ensure that the law takes its course without fear or favour.

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28 Comments

JR1 5 months ago

Madofo evanhu,ungabe mari yakawanta kudaro wonopa mukadzi.haaa poor thinking


Tv 6 months ago

Tanga taiona iyo wanhu mukati wanoba zvakapusa


s class 6 months ago

vajaira kumira ne mbwa zvekufamba ne mota mmmmmnm vakundikana.ba jaela ukuma ne nja.kkkkkkkkkkkk


Pouring Gaga 6 months ago

Ndinofa ndaedza by soul jah love😂😂😂😂


Pouring Gaga 6 months ago

Ndinofa ndaedza by soul jah kove


Daniel Chimsuri 6 months ago

Zveku robber hazvisi mumaDNA emaZimbabweans...😂😂😂


mendosa 6 months ago

money heist


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Prof 6 months ago

Even kuba kunoda kachikorowo futi.


Mamonya 6 months ago

Zvinhu izvi hazvis zvekuronga 2 days ...asi hamuoni mamovie vanhu vanoronga kana 3 years kut tsoro ive perfect😂😂...haungonzi wamuka wakaba $300k unopinda busy nevakomana


Fulgore 6 months ago

Poor planning


Dikaz 6 months ago

At list vakamboedzawoo mahobhoo kuita Mari zvarambaa hazvoo.. muno muZim hapana asiri mbavhaa kubatwa kwako chete... Well done guys nekuedzaawoo


Terrence Mukwewa 6 months ago

Thank you for the updupdate Magona Team Pindula 🙏


Terrence Mukwewa 6 months ago

ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰ Thank you for the updupdate Magona Team Pindula 🙏


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 6 months ago

THIS STAGE MANAGED ARMED ROBBERY WAS POORLY PLANNED AND EXECUTED. THERE ARE VERY FEW CASES WHERE CASH IN TRANSIT IS ROBBED AND ACCUSED PERSONS NOT ARRESTED WHO IN MOST CASES ARE THE SAME GUARDS WHO ARE ESCORTING THAT MONEY FROM POINT A TO POINT B. SOMETIMES ARMED ROBBERS OF CASH IN TRANSIT ARE ASSISTED BY BANK WORKERS.

THIS ROBBERY CASE WAS WEAK, AB INITIO, {FROM THE BEGINNING} WHEN IN ITS SCHEMING AND EXECUTION INVOLVED MANY PEOPLE. A WELL SCHEMED AND EXECUTED CRIME INVOLVES ONE PERSON. THE MORE PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED THE WEAKER THAT CASE BECOMES.THIS CASE INVOLVED NOT JUST WOMEN BUT WIVES TOO.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Dr Yhirai Hakim Gutierrez 6 months ago

The Bush lawyer is always on point 😅

mai banda 6 months ago

Pakatadza kurongwa mushe .ma1 kusuporter murume kuti ehe mari ibai ,kuda zvinhu sterek.


Brighton Ashiel Nyere 6 months ago

These people were not thieves they were learning through learning they failed their test now they show that they are defiant


Nkust 6 months ago

Kkk, mboko wati ma robbers eku South Africa habatwi, no it's not like that but it's like robbery is not in our culture as Zimbabweans especially involving such big amounts


Imwe mbeu 6 months ago

Thank you for the update 👌🏽


muchawa 6 months ago

Ndomhedzisiro ya ho, uchipihwa mhutwa vamwe vachidya rifa nhai


Two Boy 6 months ago

Who's 'King'? The amount recovered is too far short from US$300k. These companies don't pay and here are the results. Give them decent pay. Vet and pay them well, too. All over, guards are stealing. Guards who wish to commit similar acts are encouraged to watch 007 like movies . How stupid is that one keep evidence at home (18k given to wife). The real thieves got away with murder. I feel sorry for the watchman.


ED 6 months ago

@guards

Maguardwo so, kkkkkkk

Yours truly

Ngwena


Chapwititi 6 months ago

Vangaite sei maGuards,vachipiwha $18000Rtgs,if I vachitranspota mari iri worth 300000USD,Itai mushe vakuru venyika


Suspect 6 months ago

Ma1 atanga apa vakatadza kuronga zvinhu zvavo....but l know kuti mamwe maboss anenge arimo munyaya iyoyi


Gaffer 6 months ago

Failing to plan is actually planning to fail.


Bee 6 months ago

Zvadhakwa musabe pamabasa apa makaona kti mari ahisi kukwana siyai basa racho motsvaga rimwe ka mhuri inosara yakatambura


Chogu fire03°^∆ 6 months ago

Maine ayaaa....batai vanhu..


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