Two axe-wielding robbers have been arrested after they attacked a couple from Fox Farm in Bulawayo and fled with US$180 and a cellphone.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the arrest of Sitshovile Sibanda (29) and Lavington Sibanda (23) who are now assisting police with investigations.
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She said the robbery incident occurred on July 12 at around 9 PM in a bushy area between Emganwini Suburb and Fox Farm in Bulawayo while the arrests were made on the 29th. Said Inspector Mangena:
The two complainants were walking together on their way from Emganwini Suburb headed for Fox Farm. When they were close to Nsukamini substation the two suspects who were armed with axes appeared and confronted the couple.
They snatched a handbag from the woman which contained US$180. They also took a cellphone from the man before fleeing into the darkness. The complainants reported the matter to the police.
Inspector Mangena said on July 29 the complainants spotted the two suspects and they reported the matter at the Figtree Police Station resulting in their arrest.
Inspector Mangena urged members of the public to desist from using shortcuts that pass through the bushy areas especially at night.
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