THE machete attacks which have been restricted to Kwekwe and gold-rich remote parts of the country have now spread to the capital city after an Emerald Hill family was attacked and robbed of US$11,500 cash on Tuesday.
The gang was driving in two cars, a Toyota Wish and Volkswagen Golf, when they pounced on the Emerald Hill family.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.
“We confirm that the complainant and his security guards were attacked by a machete-wielding gang at their house and the robbers went away with US$11 500.
“The gang was using a Toyota Wish and a VW Golf during the attack,” he said.
Assistant Commissioner Nyathi urged the public not to share their business activities.
“We want to urge the public to always put security measures which ensure that their property is secure. They should not share with everyone their business dealings as this will expose them to criminals.
“We also want to appeal to them to always report to the police any suspicious vehicles or people following them. The public is encouraged not to keep large sums of cash with them,” he said.
Recently, a kombi full of machete-wielding robbers stormed a house in Glen View 1, Harare and critically injured an alleged foreign currency dealer, his brother and father.
Machete robbers, who started targeting mining areas, have now spread their criminal activities across the country.
Police say they are clamping down the menace, but violence has continued unabated.SEND US FEEDBACK: firstname.lastname@example.org OR, better still, CLICK HERE TO JOIN ONE OF OUR WHATSAPP GROUPS for the latest news!