The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Harare is investigating three cases of robbery and sexual assault involving commuters that occurred between 7 and 9 June 2022.
In one of the incidents on the 8th of June, at around 2100 hours, a 22-year-old man was robbed of US$50, a cell phone, and some personal documents after boarding an unregistered Honda Fit destined for Harare CBD at Puma service station along Ardbernie Rd.
ZRP reports that the vehicle had four occupants, one man and, three women.
Along the way, the suspects diverted the route before robbing the complainant of his valuables and forcing him to have sexual intercourse with one of the female suspects.
In the second incident which occurred on 9 June, a 50-year-old man lost US$500 cash, a cellphone, and bank cards to 10 suspects, six women and four men, after boarding an unregistered white Toyota Hiace near ZUPCO garage along Glen Eagles Rd, going to the CBD.
The third incident occurred in Marlborough on 7 June at about 1000 hours. The victim, a 20-year-old man was robbed of US $40, a wallet and a cell phone after he was offered a lift in a Honda Fit vehicle which had five occupants, two men and three women, destined for Avonlea, Harare.
The suspects kidnapped the complainant and took him to an unknown house where they slept together and later released him the following day at about 1500 hours.