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Woman loses US$10,000 to men she had offered overnight accommodation

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  • National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the robbery and urged members of the public against trusting strangers and keeping large sums of cash indoors.

BEITBRIDGE. — A 33-year-old woman lost has lost US$10 000 cash to two robbers she had offered accommodation for the night.

The two asked for accommodation on the pretext that they wanted to buy a vehicle the woman and her husband were selling.

The couple had advertised on various social media platforms that they were selling one of their cars resulting with the two robbers approaching them.

No arrests have been made and police are still investigating the cases.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the robbery and urged members of the public against trusting strangers and keeping large sums of cash indoors.

“The ZRP warns members of the public against keeping large amounts of cash at home or business premises.

“Members of the public are warned against trusting strangers. This follows a robbery case which occurred on June 6, 2021 in Mapolovele Village, Beitbridge.

“A woman aged 33 was robbed of US$10 000 cash after she offered overnight accommodation to two men who masqueraded as bona fide buyers of a motor vehicle which the victim and her husband had advertised on several WhatsApp groups for sale,” Nyathi said.

After being offered accommodation, the robbers later attacked the victim before disappearing with the cash. ■

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