Members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) exchanged gunfire with alleged armed robbers in Marlborough near Mandel Training Station on Friday. According to a detective from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who spoke to Pindula, the alleged robbers had come into the country from South Africa. The robbers are reported to have shot and robbed a Chinese national in the Central Business District (CBD) before escaping. However, they were cornered by detectives from the CID in Malborough. The suspects were using a Honda Fit vehicle as their getaway vehicle. However, instead of surrendering to the police, the robbers tried to fight their way out resulting in the shootout.
When Pindula arrived at the scene, the police had managed to apprehend three of the suspects and had taken control of the getaway vehicle. One of the suspects was reported to have been gravely injured. However, one of the suspects escaped and is still at large. Some members of the neighbourhood (pictured), who had their own firearms and dogs tried to assist the police to track and apprehend the other suspect but were ultimately unsuccessful. The people pictured above are not police but private citizens who were trying to assist the police.
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Marlborough is a residential suburb in Harare in Zimbabwe. It is about 10 km North-West of Harare's city center. It lies between the roads leading to Chinhoyi (Lomagundi Road) and Bindura from Harare. It is bordered by Mabelreign, Wesgate and Emerald Hill. Read More About Marlborough
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police