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A police officer who offered a ride to two women, stopped his car in middle of a dirt road and robbed them, according to police in Zimbabwe.
Bulawayo police said that they have arrested 39-year-old Harman Mutero, after being accused of robbing a woman and her daughter-in-law.
In court, Mutero has been charged with one count of robbery.
He was booked into jail, and his bail has been set at $50.
According to the police investigation, Mutero stopped his car when he noticed 55-year-old Hlengiwe Ngwenya and Buhle Mahlangu, standing on the side of the road.
When the police officer asked them if they wanted help, they said that they were looking for a ride. Mutero invited them into his car, and promised to take them to their destination.
However, instead of taking the women to where they had to go, Mutero took a detour through a dirt road, where he stopped his car.
He ordered the women to leave his car, and he stole their handbags, cash and reading glasses.