Published On: Wed, Oct 26th, 2016

Zimbabwean policeman robs home while in uniform

 A Harare based Zimbabwe Republic Police officer did the unthinkable when he robbed a Chisipite home while in uniform and drove off with the victim before giving him money for bus fare to return back.

A 29 year old police Constable Farai Muchenje  appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Arnold Maburo facing plain robbery charges.

He was remanded to November 7 on $300 bail.

State prosecutors told the court that on October 12 this year at around 11pm, Muchenje barged into Tinashe Chisiri’s bedroom at No. 20 Dover Road, Chisipite.

He was fully dressed in police uniform and flashed his police identification card to Chisiri. The court heard that no one was able to read what was written on the card and Muchenje immediately handcuffed Chisiri.

The court heard that Chisiri discovered that three other men in civilian clothes had also entered the house. They started assaulting him. Muchenje ransacked the house and allegedly took $88 and a Samsung Galaxy cellphone.

It is alleged Muchenje ordered Chisiri and his younger brother to accompany leaving the wife behind. He allegedly forced the pair into their getaway car.

He then drove away with them and later gave them some bus fare money so they could return back to their house.

Muchenje was later arrested after the matter was reported to a Harare police station

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