Phillip Matikiti who resides in village 49 Magaragada under Chief Makoni in Rusape was last week robbed at gun point at around midday after boarding a private vehicle which was travelling towards Harare.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident and said the police were doing all they could to catch the criminals.
“We have a robbery case where Phillip Matikiti lost valuables to armed robbers. As the police, we are doing all we can to find these people and investigations are already underway. Anyone with helpful information should report to the nearest police station. We also urge the public to make use of public transport so as to avoid incidents like these,” Inspector Kakohwa said.
Matikiti boarded a gray Isuzu with two adult males in it in the afternoon on April 20 but the driver suddenly stopped the car after crossing Rusape Bridge at Crocodile Mortal.
His companion produced a pistol and pointed it to the complainant demanding him to surrender all his possessions.
The helpless man surrendered his LG cell phone, a Samsung power bank, a USB cable and cash amounting to US$120 before they pushed him out of the car.
Matikiti reported the case to Rusape Central Police station on the same day but no arrests had been made by the time of writing.local