Cowdray park hot spot for crime

Cowdray Park high density suburb has been identified by the Zimbabwe Republic Police as Bulawayo’s crime hot spot with 60 percent of crimes in the western suburbs of the city emanating from the suburb.

The sprawling suburb of Cowdray park is slowly carving a reputation for breeding criminals with incidents of serious crimes being reported from the area. 

Bulawayo police deputy spokesperson, inspector Abedinico Ncube said due to the rampant crime levels in the suburb they have opened a police station to try and mitigate crime in the area.

Residents who spoke to Khulumani fm news attributed the upsurge in crimes in the area to non-availability of electricity in most parts of the suburb. They said the suburb is a haven for criminals during the night who pounce on unsuspecting residents. Last week, a total of three murder cases were reported in the suburb.