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Chitungwiza armed robber arrested

by Staff reporter
17 May 2021 at 18:35hrs | Views
A 32-year-old suspected armed robber who was part of a six-men gang that raided a house in Chitungwiza before robbing the occupants US$7 000 cash and a cellphone has been arrested as armed robbery cases continue to increase countrywide.

The robbers first attacked a couple that was in the house while demanding cash at gunpoint.

They ransacked the house before jumping into their getaway car, a silver Toyota Allion.

However, some alert members of the public who heard the commotion managed to apprehend one of the suspects while the others escaped in their getaway car.

Investigations are still in progress.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest.

"The ZRP confirms the arrest of a Chitungwiza man aged 32 in connection with an armed robbery case which occurred on May 12, 2021.

"The suspect, together with five other accomplices, who are still at large, stormed a house in Chitungwiza armed with a revolver pistol and attacked the complainant with his wife demanding cash," he said.

"They ransacked the house and stole US$7 000 cash and a Samsung A33 phone. Some neighbours gave a chase to the suspects leading to the arrest of one suspect while the other five drove off in their getaway car, a Silver Toyota Allion."

Asst Comm Nyathi said they were still looking for the other suspects who are still at large.

Source - the herald

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