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ZRP: Robbery Cases Becoming A Challenge In Harare | FULL TEXT

ZRP: Robbery Cases Becoming A Challenge In Harare | FULL TEXT

Statement Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Harare Provincial Spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza on the increase in armed robber cases in the province.

Robbery cases are becoming a challenge in our Province.

Most of the cases involve a group of robbers numbering from 4 to 12 armed with various weapons including guns. They’re targeting cash and valuables.

They are pouncing on homes and businesses, forcing entry through breaking doors or screens. They also waylay their victims in the yard and take hostage anyone found outside the house or business premises.

They use that person to communicate with people inside the house to open the door. They also use very threatening language to instil fear into their victims before taking away cash and other valuables.

After robbing they disappear using gate away car or cars. They mostly operate during the night. Their modus operandi can only be subdued through coordinated efforts to combat this menace.

We need to form patrol teams, mobile and foot patrols. Each team is to be accompanied by armed police officers from the local police station. Stop and searches should be conducted on all those who are found travelling at night.

All suspicious persons are to be taken to the police station for questioning. We are all potential victims hence the need to have the spirit of teamwork.  If we fail to contain this challenge surely businesses will be affected seriously.

Those who have businesses they operate please stop carrying any cash home. Do not keep cash on your person. Do not announce the person who takes safe or door keys after closing of business.

Never trust your employees because we suspect some robbery cases are being planned from within. Have armed security guards manning your business or tell other business operators to comply with this advice.

Businesses should form patrolling teams to protect their businesses. Never leave doors to your home open when you’re at home.

Always try to minimize your chances of getting outside the house especially after dawn. Once attacked please do not resist.

Let us join hands with ZRP to fight crime in our community. It is everyone’s responsibility. Always keep the local police station contact number on your phone. Exchange phone contacts with your neighbours. Be a brother’s keeper.

Your local police station is ready to work with you through Neighborhood Watch Committees. Let us value our safety as united citizens.

As ZRP Harare Province we will always strive to undertake our constitutional mandate through all-encompassing, holistic, pragmatic and strategic ways in a professional manner.

Provide us with information on criminal activities. Report any wanted persons to the police. Do not hide them.

Tomorrow you shall be the next crime victim. Let us work together to create a crime-free environment.

For any information please feel free to contact:
Harare Provincial Community Relations Liaison Officer on 0242 771874
Harare Operations 0242 748836
WhatsApp 0782 475 000

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11 Comments

MR NICE 6 months ago

THEY DON'T STEAL KUVANHU VASINA CASH. TO MY SURPRISE WHERE ARE THEY GETTING THE GUNS. HOW DO THEY SPOT THE CASH HOLDERS. WHY DON'T THEY STEAL IN BANKS, SUPERMARKETS,BUSY EATING HOUSES OR LODGES AND HOTELS BUT THE RESPECTED BUSINESS CADRES ARE ON FIRE INCLUDING GOLD BUYERS.

WE WON'T WIN THIS FOREVER.
ITS STILL NEW HERE IN ZIMBABWE BUT THE WHOLE WORLD IS UNDER THESE ROBBERY CRISIS.

I THANK OUR POLICE FORCES FOR THE GOOD THEY ARE DOING BUT EVERY POLICE MAN MUST HAVE A PERSONAL PISTOL FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY

MAYBE THE CAN FIGHT EASILY BUT PISTOLS WILL BE ALSO USED FOR STEALING AGAIN, THEN CLUE IS DIFFICULT TO JUDGE


Songolist 6 months ago

These are the symptoms of poverty, vashandi ngavabhadharwe pliz. Anokutengesa kumaRobbers kana achifondoka nebasa womupa nzungu achiziva hake kuti mari yakazara muSafe box yaunowana through his or her sweat too.Prostitution and criminality are all the consequences of poverty. Rapai chakonzera poverty first.Otherwise these criminal will join hands and do something big one day.
We want the Zimbabwean peace we used to enjoy. We are no longer safe now.


Sando 6 months ago

These are the symptoms of poverty, vashandi ngavabhadharwe pliz. Anokutengesa kumaRobbers kana achifondoka nebasa womupa nzungu achiziva hake kuti mari yakazara muSafe box yaunowana through his or her sweat too.Prostitution and criminality are all the consequences of poverty. Rapai chakonzera poverty first.Otherwise these criminal will join hands and do something big one day.
We want the Zimbabwean peace we used to enjoy. We are no longer safe now.


Chamatams 6 months ago

ZRP employees must come together and come out with ways to stop this surge of criminals who are breaking into houses while owners are sleeping. It seems police nowadays are scared of doing their jobs. When they are trained to do so.


Tang ku 6 months ago

After getting a heavy training from zanu pf and failed to get jobs the so called BorderGezi aged youth are now forcing themselves into such a silly job inoder to bring food on the table under the help of solidiers , polices and some desperate zanu pf youth , but it's now difficult for them to point fingers to their bosses like mnanangagwa, chiwenga mpofu,chinamasa,ziyambi mthuli malaba and so many from this party


Tentin 6 months ago

Death sentence ngaidzoke. What is happening is a true testimony of terrorism: internal destabilisation.

Our government must take a tough stance on this menace. Our troops and intelligence units can stop all this in an instant.

We are proud of our defence forces. They are our Piller of hope.


Beasty boy 6 months ago

This is heartbreaking ,Zimbabwe was once a peaceful country at least ZANU pf ndiyo yainetsa chete pa nyaya ye Violence..Ava vari serious ummm ngatibatanei tose to dealer ne team dzema robberies,nekuti vachakanganisa mazita edu panguva iya yema election


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NHM 6 months ago

Police mobility and reaction is far way back. Police is underfunded especially when it comes to resources to run on daily basis activities, lack of fuel, one station one unserviced toyota revo vehicle. Fuel dealers are the ones supplying fuel to ZRP Stations. Communication in the zrp is poor if not nil. Personal cellphones with self airtime are used for communication work related things. I made these observations


chibaba 6 months ago

Pakuda death sentence chete apa hakuna zvimwe,apa our security services ndivo maring leader so who is going to guard the guard


Gambler 6 months ago

The major problem is our ZRP officers& army officers are also involved they are the key players Saka hakuna kwatinoinda coz vacho vanofanira kutichengetedza ndivo vari kushanda nembavha


Legend 6 months ago

This robbery issue has become a cause for concern guns are on the wrong hands some tough measures must be put in place its now getting out of hand



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