Armed robbery gang gets forex, jewellery and guns in farm raid

Armed robbery gang gets forex, jewellery and guns in farm raid 1

By Leonard Ncube Eight suspected armed robbers pounced on a farm in Nyamandlovu, Matabeleland North and got away with US$15 000, R140 000, RTGS10 000, jewellery, two guns and two cellphones, police confirmed yesterday. Chief Insp Siphiwe Makonese A Bulawayo couple, Mr Anthony John Walters (60) and his wife Mrs Roxanne Astrid Walters (63) of Burnside suburb, had visited their son Mr Graham Sean Walters (31) at his farm, Plot 33 Kennell’s where he does market gardening, when the suspects pounced at about 7.30PM on Saturday. Police spokesperson for Matabeleland…

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Robbers pounce on Buyanga’s gold-carrying sports utility in South Africa

Robbers pounce on Buyanga’s gold-carrying sports utility in South Africa 2

African Medallion Group founder Frank Buyanga has condemned the shooting of two guards after 10 robbers pounced on his Toyota Land Cruiser in an attempt to steal gold in Boksburg, South Africa. Property mogul Frank Buyanga Two men, Francois Swart and Dale Collins, were seriously injured during the attack, sparking outrage in a country with some of the world’s worst rates of violent crime. South Africa police have launched a manhunt for the suspects, who used armour-piercing bullets in the robbery, and fled the scene in a VW Golf. Police…

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Murder, robbery gang member seeks bail

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By Mashudu Netsianda Four men ganged up and allegedly stabbed a Gweru taxi driver with a knife, robbed him of his car and threw him into a dam leading to his death. File picture of four dangerous robbers armed with knives and machetes who were arrested in February 2018 This emerged when one of the four suspects, Calistos Barnabas Sakume (25) of Ruware village in Chiwundura, Midlands province approached the Bulawayo High Court seeking bail pending trial, citing the State as a respondent. Sakume allegedly teamed up with his three…

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Armed robbers hit Lupane bank

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By Leonard Ncube Six  gun-wielding robbers raided a bank and shop in Lupane in two separate incidents and got away with more than $1 200 and undisclosed groceries. Police spokesperson for Matabeleland North, Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese, said the two incidents occurred in the early hours of Friday last week. She said two suspects pounced on the Agribank branch at Lupane Business Centre where they used a metal bar to break open a front door but fled before entering the banking hall after a security guard fired a warning shot…

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Groom weds in hospital bed after surviving robbery on eve of ceremony

Groom weds in hospital bed after surviving robbery on eve of ceremony 5

On Mar 11, 2019 24,355 0 A bride in a formal wedding gown and veil carrying a pink rose bouquet walked down an aisle of a different kind in Cape Town on Sunday – meeting her wounded groom in hospital. Muneer Hercules was rushed to hospital after being injured in an alleged armed robbery at home on Saturday night – the eve of his wedding to Maryam Kallie. Refusing to let crime get in the way of their wedding day, the couple managed to switch  their plans to tie the…

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Machete-wielding robbers nabbed

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By Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu Three machete-wielding robbers have been arrested while seven of their accomplices are still at large after they attacked a mine owner from Gwanda and robbed him of US$100, $978 bond, R1 600 and property worth R10 000. Khumbulani Dube (40), Nkosi Tshalibe (30) and Samuel Maphosa (45) all from Gobatema Village in Guyu were not asked to plead when they appeared briefly before Gwanda magistrate, Mrs Nomagugu Sibanda on Friday facing charges of robbery and malicious damage to property. They were remanded in custody to today. Prosecuting,…

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Zim dancehall chanter an armed robbery mastermind?

Zim dancehall chanter an armed robbery mastermind? 7

By Sharon Buwerimwe Popular Bulawayo-based dancehall chanter, Njanji, real name Noah Wambe (30) has been linked to armed robberies targeting illegal foreign currency dealers in the city. Noah Wambe A gang armed with guns, machetes and iron bars that allegedly worked with Njanji, trailed osiphatheleni to their homes and robbed them of household property that includes television sets, cellphones and cash. One of the gang members was arrested last Tuesdy at fast food outlet in the city. Related Articles The suspect implicated Njanji and police have allegedly recovered some of…

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Armed robber jailed four years

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On Mar 8, 2019 15,476 0 By Gabrielle Gede An armed robber who was part of a gang targeting imbibers leaving the popular Bako Night Club in Sakubva has been jailed for four years. Cosmas Dhlakama (43) was jailed when he appeared before magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe charged with robbery. Dhlakama had denied the charges, but was convicted after a full trial. Mr Mahwe set aside six months of Dhlakama’s jail term for five years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence within that period. Related Articles…

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Armed robber serving 25 years in court for four murders

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By Mashudu Netsianda An alleged serial killer dubbed the “Underwear Robber” for stealing his victims’ clothes and forcing them to walk naked, appeared in court yesterday for allegedly killing four people and robbing them of their cellphones and money. Birthwell Sibanda Birthwell Sibanda (25) of Pumula South in Bulawayo is already serving a 25-year jail term for 10 counts of armed robbery following his conviction by regional magistrate, Mr Trynos Utahwashe, in February 2015. Sibanda had also been charged with three counts of rape, but they were dropped after the…

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Gunmen raid SA-bound Brooklyn bus

Gunmen raid SA-bound Brooklyn bus 10

By Whinsley Masara and Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu Five men armed with a gun boarded a Musina-bound Brooklyn Bus in Bulawayo pretending to be travelling to South Africa before robbing passengers of cash and cellphones after ordering the driver to stop the bus in Mbalabala, police confirmed yesterday. Brooklyn Bus Thirty one passengers lost their valuables to the armed gang during the incident which occurred at around 11PM on Monday. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and said investigations were underway. Related Articles “We are investigating a case…

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