Police arrested two suspected robbers who allegedly pounced on a miner at Mazowe Mine and robbed him of US$130 after assaulting him with a beer bottle.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the two suspects were arrested at a police roadblock as they tried to escape.
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Mashonaland Central acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Dhliwayo confirmed the arrest of Vigilance Mukanganwi (31) and Patson Katsande (32) from Harare, who allegedly robbed Denis Ndlovu (25). Dhliwayo said:
I can confirm a robbery case in Mazowe where Mukanganwi approached Ndlovu at his Amatola farm, Mazowe with an empty beer bottle and demanded beer, but Ndlovu told the suspect that he had no money.
The furious Mukanganwi struck Ndlovu with a broken bottle and assaulted him with clenched fists all over the body before robbing him of his money and fleeing to their gate-away car where Katsande was waiting for him.
In a different case, police have arrested two people for stealing a motorcycle. In a statement posted via ZRP Twiter handle, the police said:
On 27/08/21 Police in Banket arrested Try Tayara (44) and Wonder Matope (38) for Theft of motorcycle and farming inputs which occurred along Jacaranda Crescent.
The arrest led to the recovery of the motorcycle and various tobacco farming inputs. Investigations are in progress.
Reports of robbery cases have been overwhelming and scores of suspects have been arrested.
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