Two suspected armed robbers masquerading as police detectives are reportedly targeting people and demanding to search their homes and robbing them of valuables. This comes after an incident recently in which a 59-year-old Harare man lost a Samsung S6 Edge cellphone and other valuables worth over $700 to the two robbers who approached him last week.
Speaking to The Herald, chief police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Charity Charamba said,
The two unknown accused persons identified themselves as police officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The two accused persons requested the complainant to accompany them to his place of residence where they wanted to search.
She said the two then robbed the man of his cellphone and other valuables and that nothing has been recovered and no arrests have been made.
In a related incident, a 24-year-old man who was in the company of his wife lost a Subaru Legacy B4 and cellphones all worth $5 135 to three armed robbers along Ceres Road in Sunningdale 3, Harare. The incident occurred at around 9.20 pm and police are still investigating the case.