The men were armed with two machetes, an axe and two wooden logs. In a statement on Twitter, police said:
ZRP Norton has arrested Privilege Damson (29), Casper Karuru (32) Stephen Mazambani (24) and Godwell Mukune (31) for Armed Robbery after they ambushed the complainant and stole ZWL300, 00 and 40kgs of gold ore. The quartet was armed with 2 machetes, an axe and 2 wooden logs.
They went on to process the gold ore and sold the proceeds. A follow up was made by the complainant and his colleagues and 1 person was struck with an axe as the accused persons resisted the civil arrest.
Police were called in and managed to arrest all the 4 accused persons who are now in custody and will appear in court soon. 2 logs and an axe were recovered.