ZRP reportedly gunned down 2 notorious armed robbers who had for sometime terrorized Harare residents in a shootout that saw 2 of the robbers being fatally shot by the police while another one was seriously injured in the shootout, the Daily News reports.
One of the robbers who survived the shootout 38-year-old Garikai Shangwa was arrested and has since appeared before Harare Magistrate Judith Taruvinga who remanded him in custody till 23 October.
It is the state case that:
On October 7 around 7pm, Shangwa was in the company of the now deceased Joseph Mutarika and Naison Kasere, Tawanda Moyo who is in hospital, George Machenyanga and two other unidentified men when they hatched a plan to rob the complainant (name not supplied).
When they arrived at the premises, one of the accused persons knocked on the door before they all stormed into the house.
The complainant was having supper with her family and was threatened with guns by the gang demanding to know the whereabouts of one Chinhengo.
The gangsters were told that it was not Chinhengo’s residence, but Shangwa and his accomplices insisted, demanding to see the family’s identity cards.
They reportedly ransacked the house and stole electrical gadgets, US$61 and registration plates for a Toyota Toyace. They loaded their loot into the Nissan Bluebird and left.
The complainant filed a police report leading to Shangwa’s arrest during a shootout.
Meanwhile, ZRP 2 months ago arrested notorious armed robber Musa Abdul and his friends at Beitbridge Border post and they have since engaged Interpol to try and track other robbers who escaped when the gang was arrested.
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