In a shocking turn of events, Zimbabwe star Brendan Taylor’s wife was mugged outside their home in Harare in broad daylight.  The latest incident has further highlighted the increase in the crime rate in Zimbabwe. Taylor, who previously led Zimbabwe and is one of the finest-ever batsmen to have played for the country, took to Twitter to confirm the news.

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The wicketkeeper batsman, who has represented Zimbabwe in over 200 games across formats, also urged residents to remain guarded against any such criminal activities in Zimbabwe.

“Just had an alarming situation outside my house,” Taylor wrote on Twitter.

“I was waiting for my wife’s return in my driveway. I started hearing her screaming about 100m from my gate, she was getting mugged by 4 armed men. I ran outside and they sped away in red Honda Fit,” he added.

In another tweet, Taylor expressed his relied over nothing serious happening to his wife. The star batsman confirmed that she only lost her handbag before insisting that a lot worse could have happened as he urged the people to stay careful.

Brendan Taylor (Credits: Getty)

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Fortunately she only lost her handbag and it could of been a lot worse. People are getting desperate, be vigilant when entering your property and try keep off the roads after dark. With all this load shedding we’re easy targets,” Taylor wrote.

As per reports in Zimbabwe, the crime rate has increased in the country since the intensification of load-shedding in Harare this week. The criminals and thugs are taking advantage of the power failures in the capital city’s suburbs.

Avondale Police station, the nearest police station closest to Taylor’s residence, took to social media to inform residents of the area to be on high alert.

“We note with concern the crime activity in our area in the last 8 weeks,” read a message on the station’s social media page.

“Unregistered vehicles continue to expose our community to crime and we now are appealing to all our Avondale residents and Security Structures, Neighbourhood Watches, Whatsapp Media Platforms to be on high alert for any suspicious individuals or vehicles,” it added.

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