23 NOVEMBER 2019
ACTS OF HOOLIGANISM AND ROBBERY IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
The Zimbabwe Republic Police condemns acts of hooliganism, attacks on police officers and robbery which occurred in Harare Central Business District last night, 22nd November 2019 at 1930 hours.
Three police officers were on patrol along Speke Avenue and moving towards Leopold Takawira. Suddenly, a group of sixteen (16) male adults who are yet to be identified emerged at the corner of Rezende Street and Speke Avenue.
One of the gang members started to assault one of the police officers with open hands whilst the other two officers escaped unhurt and sought refuge at a Harare City Council yard. A police communication radio was stolen in the
The criminals proceeded to Engen Service Station, corner Albion and Leopold Takawira Street and severely assaulted two uniformed police officers who were going home after reporting off duty.
The officers were rescued by a member of the security services and later took shelter inside an Eat and Lick food outlet. In the process, a Gee Investment shop near the service station was looted of various cellphones.
The criminals moved to Julius Nyerere Street where they robbed a certain man of US$100.00 and ZW$1 900.00 after assaulting him.
Criminal gangs and unruly elements who are attacking police officers and robbing members of the public in Central Business Districts will only have themselves to blame as the full wrath of the law will be applied in order to ensure the culprits are brought before the courts to face justice.
(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner
Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and International Relations) To the Commissioner-General of Police Police General Headquarters
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