The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested four armed robbers who were robbing people while using a Honda Fit which they used to pick up passengers whom they robbed on the way to their destinations.
CID spokesperson Detective Assistant Inspector Portia Chinho revealed that the four suspected robbers were arrested in Harare CBD and are facing seven cases of armed robbery and one count of rape. She said:
The suspects who were operating using a Honda Fit would pick-up passengers proceeding to various destinations and rob them of their valuables along the way.
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In one of the counts on 2 February 2020 at around 2300 hours, they picked up two complainants along Simon Mazorodze Road, Harare.
The suspects robbed the complainants of cash amounting to ZWL$1 200, R600 and cell phones. Thereafter, the accused persons drove to a bush near Sunningdale 2 where they parked the vehicle and took turns to rape one of the victims. They left her stranded in the bush.
The suspects have been identified as Emmanuel Zvidzai (26) of Glen Norah B, Mpande Hillary Mpisi Mutasa (26) of Nyatsime, Chitungwiza or Village Marongire in Gokwe, Arnold Chapfuruka (22) of Hopely Zone 3, Harare or Vhareta Village in Mutoko and Aaron Chitsama (21) of Hopley Zone 3, or Munyuki Village in Mrewa.