A 30-year-old Gweru man lost his motor vehicle to thieves in the early hours of Tuesday morning at his home in Ascot.
According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police statement, Marshal Shiri’s car was stolen around 4:30am and investigations are underway to bring the matter to book.
“Gweru police is investigating a case of theft of motor vehicle which occurred on 23 November 2021 at about 0430hrs hours in Ascot Infill, Gweru.
“Marshal Shiri, a man aged 30 years parked and locked his white Honda Fit motor vehicle registration number AFH 4047, inside his yard and retired to bed.
“The following morning, on 23 November 2021 at around 0430hrs Shiri woke up and discovered that his motor vehicle had been stolen.
“He reported the matter to the police and investigations are going,” said Police Midlands Provincial Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko.
The police are also appealing to the public to assist with information that can lead to the recovery of the stolen vehicle.
ZRP has urged individuals to come up with security measures that can protect their vehicles from thieves.
“We appeal for information from people who may come across a motor vehicle matching the given description. You may pass the information to any nearest police station.
“Motor vehicle owners need to make water tight security arrangements for their vehicles, so as to prevent them from thefts,” he said.
Meanwhile, Police have warned the public against falling into the prey of fraudsters during the festive season.
In a statement, ZRP Midlands Provincial Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko warned the public against falling into the hands of crooks who may take away their hard earned money and resources.
“Generally, the public would have saved money throughout the year to spend while celebrating the end of the year. When they get into town to purchase valuables, criminals prey on them.
“Some come with a lot of tricks and stories to dupe the unsuspecting public. Some claim to be offering employment, some create a situation where they pick up what appears like wads of cash in bank notes while some invite people to play games commonly known as Feja-Feja.
“In all these it is always them who win while the new face ends up losing all his or her money,” read the statement.
Insp Mahoko also enlightened the public on the peace of legislation that criminalizes such acts.
He also warned members of the public never to enter into such deals or games so as to save their hard earned money.
Insp Mahoko warned the public against moving around with huge sum of money that may attract criminals.
“When you have money, simply do what you have planned to do with it. Whenever possible, never move around with large sums of money not intended for immediate use.
“To the light hearted who have the weakness of falling into temptation and end up thinking of tricks to get what does not belong to them, I say please work hard to make a living lawfully,” he said.