MEMBERS of the public have been urged to desist from trading forex on the black market.
The call was made by Harare provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Webster Dzvova following the armed robbery case reported at Makoni Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza on Wednesday.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a case involving armed robbers that took place at Makoni Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza on Wednesday,” said Ass Insp Dzvova.
“Two cases have been reported so far and among the two one victim lost his Toyota Allion vehicle valued at US$5 500, a 9mm pistol with eight rounds, a Samsung S8 cellphone,
“Another victim lost US$7 000 of the armed robbery while another lost $15 000 and two Nokia cellphones.
“We are urging members of the public to use registered foreign currency dealers and banks to avoid losing their hard earned money on black market.
“Police are on an ongoing operation to arrest all illegal foreign currency dealers and the operation will continue to make sure there is law and order.
“We are urging people to bank their money and avoid keeping large sums of money either in their vehicles, homes or business premises to avoid being targets of armed robbers,” said Ass Insp Dzvova.