A 49-year-old motorist travelling to Norton was on Tuesday 16 April, robbed of his vehicle and other belongings by two men he had offered a lift.
According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), the motorist offered a lift to two unknown men who posed as genuine transport seekers who purportedly intended to travel to Norton, a town in Mashonaland West Province, about 40km from Harare. ZRP said in a statement:
The complainant offered a lift to the duo who posed as genuine transport seekers destined for Norton, at the Whitehouse bus stop.
Along the way, the suspects attacked the complainant and took away his valuables before dumping him on the roadside.
The police said the assailants robbed their victim of his Mazda Premacy vehicle (ACY 5103), US$100 cash, a WI-FI router, Huawei Y5 cellphone, and a DSTV LNB.
The robbery incident occurred at the 24km peg along Harare-Bulawayo Road.