A woman has had a suitcase with nearly $90 000 stolen by three men who had offered her lift. They just took off with the suitcase leaving her behind in Colleen Bawn after taking a recess.

The money was $80 000 in bond notes and US$ 8 330.

Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele told the Chronicle : “I can confirm that we recorded a case of theft involving $88 330. The complainant, Mrs Lindiwe Moyo boarded a Toyota Wish vehicle from Bulawayo to Beitbridge and with her she had a suitcase containing $80 000 bond notes and US$ 8 330.

“The vehicle had three people on board – two men and a woman. They stopped in Colleen Bawn for a recess and they later went back into the car and drove off leaving Mrs Moyo behind. The matter was reported to the police and investigations are under way to arrest the suspects. We appeal to anyone with information that can assist us to visit any police station near them,” he said.