The Zimbabwean Republic Police (ZRP) has noted a sharp rise in cases of cars stolen in queues at fuel service stations.
National police spokesperson Paul Nyathi on Wednesday warned motorists against leaving cars keys on the ignition at fuel queues. He said:
There is an increase in cases where motor vehicles are stolen after drivers/owners leave keys on the ignition at service stations/fuel queues.
On 28/10/19 at about 2030hrs a Toyota Vitz reg number ACV 1618 was stolen from a fuel queue at a service station along S. Muzenda St, Harare.
The driver disembarked from the vehicle and left the keys on the ignition while he sought to find out why the queue was moving slowly.
When he returned, he discovered the car had been stolen. This is the third report inside 7 days in the country.