The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating the theft of US$2.5 million and ZWL$40 000 cash-in-transit at Gwebi Bridge lay-bye on Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 1400 hrs.
ZRP issued an appeal to anyone who may have information on the suspects to report the matter to the nearest police station. Said the police:
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The ZRP is investigating circumstances which led to a cash-in-transit m/veh robbery of USD2.5 million & ZWL $40 000 at Gwebi Bridge lay-bye on 6/1/21 at 1400 hrs. Anyone with information on the four suspects to contact any nearest Police Station.
Police say the armed robbery occurred around 1400 hours, along Harare-Chinhoyi Road near Gwebi Bridge.
It is alleged that three complainants were travelling in a Toyota Hilux single Cab vehicle on their way to Chinhoyi to conduct a cash-in-transit task.
Onboard, they had seven (7) cash boxes containing approximately USD2 500 000) and ZWL$40 000.
Along the way, they picked up six (6) male passengers at Westgate and Inkomo Turn-off. On approaching the Gwebi Bridge lay-bye, the driver stopped the vehicle as one of the complainants wanted to relieve himself.
One of the passengers then produced a pistol and fired one shot in the air whilst his accomplices disarmed one of the complainants of his 303 rifle.
The suspects then tied the three complainants and drove into the bush where they loaded the cash boxes into a red Toyota vehicle (make and registration numbers unknown) and drove off.
The complainants later made a report to the police.
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