‘Policemen’ In US$380k Fawcetts Cash In Transit Robbery

Staffed Reporter

Armed robbers in police uniforms yesterday pounced on a Fawcetts Security cash in transit (CIT) vehicle where they allegedly made off with an estimated US$380 000 cash.

The robbery occured late afternoon near Conmara area along Gweru-Kwekwe highway.

Police sources said the CIT was coming from Bulawayo destined for Harare to drop the cash.

The CIT vehicle picked up cash at four points in Bulawayo and two points in Gweru before heading for Harare.

“On approaching Conmara area about 30km from Gweru, the driver of the CIT said he saw two police officers on the road who waived him down,” said the source.

He said on stopping the vehicle, the alleged police officers produced an AK rifle before forcing the driver to drive the CIT vehicle off the highway to a secluded place.

“The Fawcetts security guards said they had their hands tied, cellphones stolen before five more suspected robbers appeared and stole the cash,” he said.

This is a developing story…

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