Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed the initiation of investigations into two separate cases of motor vehicle thefts occurring within the Gweru Central Business District and Zvishavane on June 1, 2024.

Speaking to Great Dyke News, ZRP Midlands spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said in the first incident, at approximately 17:05 hours, Garikai KUREFU, (47) of Mtapa, reportedly parked his black Honda Fit motor vehicle, bearing registration number AFI 3214, at MWOS betting house situated at the intersection of R.G. Mugabe Street and 3rd Street in Gweru.

After securely locking his vehicle, he proceeded to a nearby restaurant for a business errand. Upon returning at around 19:30 hours, he discovered his car missing. The estimated value of the stolen motor vehicle is US$4,000.

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He said the second incident, transpiring around 19:30 hours, involved Daviton TAGWIREI (56) of Village Mbizo, Chief Makonese. He parked his silver Toyota Probox, registered as AGN 1827, at Makwasha Business Centre, Jaravaza, opposite Hove Butchery in Zvishavane.

Upon his return to the parking bay, Tagwirei found his vehicle absent, along with various groceries and plumbing items valued at USD$200.

A prompt report was filed with the Zvishavane ZRP, leading to investigations and the subsequent recovery of Tagwirei’s motor vehicle, located parked a few meters away from the scene with all doors unlocked. The total value of the stolen property amounted to US$7,500, all of which was successfully retrieved.


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