Wednesday, 23 April 2014

LATEST: Businessman, lover attacked, robbed at rendezvous Chinhoyi Bureau

A Karoi councillor and prominent businessman was robbed of a car by suspected robbers who forced open the doors and attacked him together with a female companion at a rendezvous.

The two were left naked and heavily bruised from attacks from four suspected robbers.

Travolta Matekenya (34), who has interests in passenger transportation, was with a female companion identified as Tarisai Zvimba (21) at Karoi town council truck-in around midnight on April 18 when four men approached.

The men ordered them to open the doors but they refused and they smashed the front windscreen with stones before force opening the doors.
Businessman, lover attacked, robbed at rendezvous Chinhoyi Bureau
They yanked the two out of the vehicle, a Toyota Funcargo, before demanding money and their cellphones.

Acting Mashonaland West police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera confirmed the incident adding that investigations are still in progress.

“We are handling a matter in which a couple was robbed of money, cellphones and a car while they were meeting at a secluded place,” he said.

The gang started assaulting them with fists and feet before tying their hands and legs.

They took away US$300, an I-pad and two cellphones before driving away in the vehicle leaving the two naked on the scene.

The two, however, managed to untie themselves and got a lift from a truck that was passing by before making a report.

They sustained swollen faces and bruises from the assault and were taken to Karoi Hospital where they were treated and discharged.

Asst Insp Kohwera urged people to desist from parking at secluded places and not to move around with a lot of money.

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