Police detectives on Friday arrested a suspected armed robber in Harare Central Business District while his accomplices escaped.
The alleged robbers who were driving a Toyota Chaser were confronted by the detectives at the intersection of Rotten Row and Jason Moyo Avenue. This resulted in a gunfight in broad daylight, leaving members of the public petrified.
A vendor who spoke to The Herald a few minutes after the shootout said:
It was a dramatic and dreadful episode. We heard gunfire and ran for our dear lives.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the shooting incident. He said:
One person was arrested by detectives after a chase with some robbers on the wanted list at the corner of Jason Moyo (Avenue) and Rotten Row today (Friday).
The robbers were resisting arrest and the detectives shot at them to stop them from fleeing. One suspect was arrested while the others escaped.
More: The Herald
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