Another Cash-In-Transit Robbery: Mukuru Chivi Branch Loses US$35k To Armed Robbers
Three security guards were disarmed by five armed robbers at Chivi Growth point. The robbers are reported to have ambushed cash in a transit vehicle and got away with US$35000, R350000 and $2000.
The money which was stolen was being delivered to the Mukuru branch at Chivi growth point. The robbery happened on Monday at 9.34 am.
According to a report made by the police, the robbers pounced on the cash in transit vehicle as the guards were about to deliver the cash to the branch.
“The robbers pointed guns at the security guards as they were disembarking from the vehicle and disarmed them before taking away a cash box containing US$35 000, R350 000 and $2 000.
“They then jumped into an unregistered blue Toyota Revo twin cab and sped off towards Mandamabwe Business Centre.
“The gang also robbed the guards of their three pistols,” said national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi in a statement.
According to a local publication the Chronicle, the police are concerned about the increasing rate of armed robbers targeting cash in transit vehicles.
“The Police are disturbed by robbery incidents which are targeting cash-in-transit vehicles. We implore security companies to strengthen their security measures in consultation with clients.
“This robbery comes hardly a few weeks after the Bulawayo one where Zupco lost over ZW$2 million,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
Asst Comm Nyati appealed to the members of the public to give out information that can lead to the arrest of the armed robbers.
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