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'Operation no to accident victims theft'

by Staff reporter
25 Sep 2022 at 16:42hrs | Views
A Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) blitz at Lundi Business Centre in Mwenezi led to the recovery of  7 000 litres of diesel and other goods including 550 kg of fertilizers,  grocery items like soft drinks , 200 litres liquid soap and washing powders among other things.

The raid was conducted on September 23, 2022 leading to the recovery of the various goods.

Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the development saying the operation was launched two years ago after numerous criminal activities were reported in the Lundi area and said three suspects were nabbed during the operation while police investigations are underway as police hunt for more suspects.

"From 2019, Ngundu police received reports of criminal activities from areas around Lundi with suspects targeting accident victims along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway. Those accident victims would have their belongings stolen by people from the local area. ZRP reacted with an operational order code-named ‘No to accident victims theft' which commenced on September 23, 2022.

"During the operation, Ngundu station received information that property belonging to certain accident victims at Lundi had been stolen and formed teams that went to Lundi to conduct a search which led to the recovery of all these items," said Dhewa.

He appreciated the role members of the public play towards curbing criminal activities in the community.

"We would like to appreciate the role being played by members of the community is playing by supplying positive information useful towards fight against crime. We will continue to appeal to other sections of our society to supply police with information as we would always act swiftly towards such reports.

"To those who want to live on proceeds from criminal activities, be warned that the vigilant eye of the law and its long arm would catch up with you," added Dhewa.

ZRP Ngundu has been doing well of late in combating crime with notable arrests have been made among busting of three armed robbers at Ngundu business centre before recovering 36 stolen cattle with one of the robbery suspects implicated as the mastermind of the cattle rustling syndicate.

Source - TellZim News