20 June 2016
FARMERS have been urged to exercise caution before and after withdrawing cash following a robbery case where one farmer lost nearly US$2000 last week.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said police carried out investigations and managed to arrest four suspects who have since appeared in court.
â€œThe Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to alert members of the public, especially farmers that robbers are on the prowl hence the need to exercise caution before and after withdrawing cash,â€ said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.
â€œIn one of the worrisome events which occurred in Southerton, Harare, a farmer withdrew US$500 before he was tracked and later on attacked by three men who took the cash and his bank card after having demanded the pin number.
â€œThe robbers went on to purchase goods worth US$1295-41 from a wholesale in Harare.
â€œThe suspects are also assisting police with investigations in which we believe a number of cases that had been committed using the same method of operation will be cleared.
â€œPolice are urging members of the public to be cautious and not to disclose their pin numbers to anyone as they end up losing a lot of cash,â€ said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.
Senior Ass-Comm Charamba also urged butchery operators and the general public to desist from buying meat from unregistered and suspicious operators following stock theft cases involving goats all over the country.