Armed robbers’ friend tries to disarm cop, shot dead

Armed robbers’ friend tries to disarm cop, shot dead 1

By Andile Tshuma A Chiredzi man was shot and later died after attempting to disarm a police officer who was arresting armed robbery suspects on Wednesday afternoon. Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi The deceased was allegedly leading a mob that threatened to attack police officers, demanding that they release two of their friends who had been arrested in connection with a case where a businessperson was robbed of $6 000. National Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident yesterday. Related Articles “I can confirm that we are dealing with…

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Armed robbers make off with US$70 000

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By Geraldine Zaranyika Four suspected armed robbers allegedly pounced on three men who were parked in the Avenues area in Harare while counting their cash in a car and went away with more than US$70 000, $1 600 bond and other valuables. The robbers, the Harare Magistrates’ Court heard, went on a shopping spree and bought vehicles using the money. Elisha Munhanga (53), Conwell Kasambarare (26), Liberty (27) and Musafare Mupamhanga (45) denied the charges when their trial commenced. The gang applied for discharge at the close of the State…

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Armed robbers shot dead

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By Michael Magoronga Four suspected serial armed robbers — out on bail facing 24 armed robbery charges involving cash, vehicles, guns and jewellery — were shot dead during a shootout with police in Kwekwe. Armed robbers after the shootout with police in Kwekwe on Wednesday The suspects were travelling in a Toyota Hiace when detectives pounced on them near Delta Beverages, Kwekwe depot, along Mbizo Road late on Wednesday. Eyewitnesses said after noticing the detectives behind them, the robbers allegedly opened fire resulting in police firing back. Related Articles When…

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Prophet in murder & robbery gang

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By Leonard Ncube Police have launched a manhunt for a self-proclaimed prophet and two accomplices who allegedly armed themselves with machetes and an iron bar before attacking seven family members in Ntabazinduna, killing one on the spot and injuring the rest. File picture of a man holding his machete (Getty Images) The three suspects escaped with a cash box containing US$800, R900 and ZW$500 which the prophet, only known as Prophet Ngulube had ordered one of the family members to bring for cleansing. Prophet Ngulube is said to be from…

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Robbers shot dead. . . SA cops gun down armed Zimbabweans

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By Nqobile Tshili Two suspected armed robbers from St Joseph, Matabeleland South and another robber yet to be identified, were shot dead by South African Police who intercepted a cash-in-transit heist on Tuesday morning. File picture of South African police The incident occurred in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Busani Ndebele (46) and Nothini Nkomo whose age was not immediately confirmed, were two of the three robbers who were shot and killed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) when they exchanged fire with the armed robbers. Related Articles Ndebele and Nkomo were…

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Notorious armed robber arrested

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On Jun 25, 2019 14,423 0 By Courtney Matende Police in Gweru have arrested a notorious armed robber who teamed up with two accomplices to rob a woman of USD$4 000 and RTGS$800 at gunpoint. Peter Taruvinga appeared before Gweru Magistrate, Mr Tavengwa Sangster, facing a charge of armed robbery. He was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to June 28 for trial. It is the State’s case that Taruvinga was with Luckson Mutizira and Simbarashe Mutizira when he committed the crime. Related Articles Luckson has already…

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US$30 000 heist at Bulawayo house

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By Sharon Buwerimwe Six men armed with guns raided a house in Bulawayo’s Famona suburb and got away with US$30 000, a gun, ammunition, a safe with an undisclosed amount of cash and a vehicle. Inspector Abednico Ncube The incident occurred at a house along Inverness Road around 7PM on Friday. Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident. Related Articles “Police in Bulawayo are investigating an armed robbery that took place in Famona,” he said. A police source who cannot be named for professional reasons said the…

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Armed robbers seize bread

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By Patience Nhamburo A routine shift for a bread delivery crew in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, turned awry after a gang of armed robbers pounced and escaped with 500 loaves. The bread is valued at roughly RTGS$3 000. According to information at hand, the crew from Lobel’s Bakery was making deliveries at Speciman Shopping Centre in Harare’s Glen Norah suburb on Tuesday. An unmarked vehicle suddenly pulled up in front of their van. Related Articles Armed with pistols, the gang accosted the crew, which, in turn, tried to put up a…

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Cops shot at in armed robbery

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On Jun 17, 2019 18,882 2 By Nqobile Tshili About 12 armed robbers raided a meat wholesale company in Belmont yesterday and got away with an undisclosed amount of money after attacking two security guards and shooting at police officers. The gang is said to have raided Wholesale Beef at about 2AM. Wholesale Beef manager Mr Terrence Hill confirmed the incident. He could not immediately state how much money the company had lost in the armed robbery. “Yes there are some armed robbers who pounced at our shop today at…

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Seven armed robbers hit money changer’s home

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By Sharon Buwerimwe A seven-men gang of suspected armed robbers allegedly raided an illegal money changer at his home in Bulawayo before torturing him into revealing where he had hidden cash. The suspects allegedly got away with US$5 930, RTGS $1 500, R33 800, two cell phones and two cars – a Honda Fit and Toyota Hiace. Mkhululi Ndlovu (28) and Shepherd Ndlovu (29), whose five accomplices are still at large, allegedly wore balaclavas and gloves when they robbed Mr Tasara Muzvarigwa (38) from Pelandaba suburb. The two pleaded not…

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