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US$2.7M CASH-IN-TRANSIT HEIST AN INSIDE JOB

The robbery of US$2,775 million and $43 000 from a cash-in-transit ZB Bank vehicle along Harare-Chinhoyi Road on Wednesday is believed to be an inside job where three security personnel in the vehicle allegedly connived with robbers.

As a result, the three security staff — who have since been arrested — are expected to appear in court today charged with theft after a warrant allowing for longer police detention was granted yesterday.

Nomatter Jonga (43), Mathew Simango (66) and Fanuel Musakwa (34) appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday where the State applied for their warrant for further detention in police custody.

The State, led by Mr Lancelot Mutsokoti, told magistrate Mrs Barbra Mateko that the police wanted to continue with investigations and reconcile the version of how the incident occurred since the three were giving different versions of what transpired when they were allegedly robbed.

Mrs Mateko granted the warrant of detention up to today.

The State alleges that on Wednesday at around 11.30am, the three were tasked to carry seven boxes containing US$2 775 000. This cash was to be ferried to ZB branches — Chinhoyi US$75 000, Kadoma US$25 000, Kwekwe and Gweru US$150 000 each, Bulawayo US$200 000, Gwanda US$50 000 and Zvishavane US$100 000.

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