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Rogue traffic cop on the run for string of armed robberies

by Staff Reporter
22 Feb 2017 at 05:04hrs | Views
A traffic police officer identified as Alfred Zvapera (31) of Senga 2 suburb in Gweru  is suspected to be part of a gang of three armed robbers that raided West Service Station in Lupane on Monday evening and later exchange fire with  detectives in Bulawayo.

Zvapera is reportedly on the  wanted for a string of  robbery cases which occurred in Mashonaland West, Masvingo and Matabeleland South provinces, state controlled Chronicle reported.

According to the publication, on Monday  two of the robbers allegedly fired four shots at the service station before speeding off with $161 and fuel worth $54 at around 8PM. 

Driving a black Toyota Noah, registration number AED 5411, they allegedly sent police officers scurrying for cover as they hit drums and sped through a roadblock about 150km from Bulawayo.

 Obert Murwira of West Service Station said the gang pretended they wanted to buy fuel.

"The fuel attendant Mr Sebastian Mukute refuelled the vehicle with $54 worth of petrol. They suddenly pointed a gun at him before firing four shots.

"They ordered everyone to lie down, including cops who were also queuing for fuel. They got away with $161 from the attendant and didn't pay for the fuel" the publication said.

Source - online

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