Precious Nyakudya |  8 months ago | local
A lone armed robber raided a house in Waterfalls, Harare, where he attempted to rape a housemaid before stealing US$30 000 cash and vehicle car keys on Sunday.
The robber was armed with a pistol.
He also stole two laptops, two cellphones and a safe containing title deeds and educational certificates.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the robbery.
Police have expressed concern over an increase in armed robberies in which criminals are targeting people, either walking in the evening or business people keeping large amounts of cash at home or in their offices.
Passengers using illegal taxis, commonly known as mushikashika, are being targeted too.
Stung by the surge in such cases, Police have since declared war on criminals involved in such cases, with some arrested while others were killed in shootouts.