A police-armed robbers shootout yesterday resulted in the deaths of 5 gang members and 3 other robbers being arrested whilst a notorious robber known as Musa Taj Abdul escaped, Newsday reports.
The robbers are linked to 9 cases according to ZRP National Spokesperson Inspector Paul Nyathi. These are some of the 4 cases the robbers are linked to:
Last year at Wessesol Shop in Msasa, Harare, the robbers disarmed a security guard and stole a Special Amadeo Rossi revolver, $160 000 and an Isuzu KB-240 single-cab vehicle, which was later recovered abandoned along Acturus Road.
It is alleged that on February 20 this year at around 2pm, the gang went to Makoni Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza armed with pistols, an AK-47 assault rifle and robbed forex dealers of cash totalling US$19 000, $30 000, mobile phones and a Toyota Allion vehicle.
On February 26, the accused persons robbed a complainant in Harare, of US$40 000, jewellery, several pairs of shoes, laptops, mobile phones, a Star pistol and Hyundai vehicle at gunpoint.
They went further to rob the complainant at his workplace and got away with cash and property valued at US$227 250, ZAR28 000.