FOUR police detectives from Harare’s Highlands Police Station have been arrested on allegations of stealing a safe holding US$70,000 from a property in Belvedere and then stealing the money themselves.
Detective Assistant Inspector Edward Mateta, Detective Constables Tinashe Matongo, Princess Mavis Matikiti, and Costa Davison have all been arrested, but the fifth suspect, Detective Sergeant Rodrick Njanja Libonzi, remains at large.
The four remained in detention yesterday and are scheduled to appear in court soon.
According to sources close to the investigations, on July 3, a housemaid and a gardener took a safe holding the cash and jewellery from their employer in Belvedere before hiding it in a compost heap near Vainona.
They carried the safe to the home of one of the police officers and unlocked it.
The four then allegedly conspired to take the contents of the safe and release the husband in exchange for $4 000 in cash.
They then divided $66,000 between themselves.
Acting on another tip, police apprehended the quartet on Saturday, and subsequent investigations led to the recovery of the $4 000, which had been stashed in a field.
According to National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, inquiries into the incident are ongoing.
We confirm receiving such a report and we are investigating the matter. We will however ensure that the law will take its courseAssistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi
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