A man shot and killed an armed robber in Harare following an exchange of gunfire in a closed alley.
The two robbers smashed the motorist’s car window, seized a horse blanket and fled in a Honda Fit whereupon the robbed man, who was armed, gave chase.
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A statement by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on its Twitter handle reads:
A man who had stopped at the intersection of Harare Drive and Alpes Road had his car window smashed and a horse blanket stolen by a thief who got into a getaway Honda Fit. The man chased the Honda Fit vehicle into a closed road.
When the criminal and his partner realised that they were cornered, they fired at the complainant and abandoned their vehicle.
The complainant who was also armed fired back and managed to hit one of the suspects who later succumbed to the gunshot wound.
The Honda Fit has since been recovered and investigations are underway to account for the outstanding accomplice.