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Thieves Get Away With US$15 000 From Car Parked In CBD

15 August 2021

A driver lost over US$15 000 in the Bulawayo Central Business District (CBD) after he had parked his car while attending to a mechanical fault.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) which is now investigating the matter, said the incident occurred on 12 August at around 3 PM at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Robert Mugabe Way.

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Police did not reveal how the money was stolen. Said the police in a Saturday statement:

The ZRP is investigating a case of theft from a motor vehicle which occurred in Bulawayo on 12 August at around 3PM in which an unknown suspect stole US$15 691 cash from the complainant’s Nissan Atlas vehicle.

The vehicle had been parked at Cnr 2nd Avenue and Robert Mugabe Way, as the complainant tried to fix a mechanical problem.

In another case, police in Bulawayo recovered a white Toyota Hilux on 11 August. The vehicle had been reported stolen in South Africa.

They found it dumped at plot number 16 Fairview, along Plumtree Rd.

ZRP said Saturday that investigations were already underway.

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