Two Harare men were kidnapped, robbed and forced to have sexual intercourse with different women in separate incidents last week.
Both victims were attacked after boarding unregistered vehicles intending to travel to town.
In the first incident, a 22-year-old man was robbed of US$50, a cellphone and some personal documents after boarding an unregistered Honda Fit.
The victim boarded the vehicle that was travelling towards Harare CBD at Puma Service Station, along Ardbennie Road.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner, Paul Nyathi, confirmed the incident. He said:
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, Asst Comm Nyathi said a 20-year-old man was offered a lift by occupants of a Honda Fit on 7 June. He said:
The other incident occurred in Marlborough on June 7, in which the victim, a man (20), 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 on June 8 at around 3 pm.
In another robbery incident, a 50-year-old man lost US$500 cash, a cellphone and bank cards to robbers after boarding a kombi.
Asst Comm Nyathi said the victim boarded the unregistered white Toyota Hiace near the ZUPCO garage, along Gleneagles Rd, going into the CBD.
The vehicle had 10 occupants, six women and four men.