Monday, December 30, 2013

Harare teenage girl robbed of Galaxy cellphone, cash and television on Christmas Day

Harare teenage girl robbed of cellphone, cash and television on Christmas Day A teenage girl from Tafara suburb in Harare lost her valuables after she fell victim to highway robbers on Christmas day.
The girl was robbed of her cellphone, television set and cash. The teenager (name withheld) reportedly boarded an unregistered commuter omnibus (white Toyota Hiace) at the Fourth Street bus terminus (pamushikashika).

The kombi had seven people on board, four males and three females. The vehicle is said to have drove along Robert Mugabe Way supposedly headed for the girl's destination. All hell broke loose when the kombi reached the Eastlea area. One of the passengers allegedly produced a knife and threatened the girl.

Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tadius Chibanda, confirmed the incident. He said the commuter omnibus was at an undesignated area at the Fourth Street area and it had no number plates.

"The incident occurred around 8pm in the evening. The girl was headed for Tafara when she got into the kombi. It had seven people aboard when it left city centre. In the Eastlea area, one of the accused persons produced a knife and threatened the girl. They robbed her of a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, 32-inch television set and US$70 cash before they dumped her and returned to the city centre," he said.

Insp Chibanda urged members of the public to resort to designated pick up points to avoid falling victim to highway robbers. he further urged the public to desist from travelling at night and avoid boarding unregistered vehicles.
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