Police in Shurugwi, Midlands Province, are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of a serial armed robber who is wanted for a spate of robberies and a murder case committed in and around the area.
Emmanuel Bwerinofa (23) is wanted in connection with five cases of armed robbery committed from May to date. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, said:
Police in Midlands confirm they are still hunting for a 23-year-old man Emmanuel Bwerinofa who is wanted for five robberies and a murder case that occurred in May 2021 in Shurugwi and surrounding areas.
… we are appealing for anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Bwerinofa to contact CID Gweru or Shurugwi on 054-2224497 or 054-222351 or any other police station.
His latest case arose when he hit Tapiwa Murimwa during a robbery at Pacific Gold Mine in Shurugwi.
This makes him a dangerous person and his arrest can assist the community at large.
In an unrelated incident, a 41-year-old Gokwe man was robbed of cash by three unknown men who broke into his house during the night.
The incident happened at Ringo Village under Chief Njelele in Gokwe on 12 September around midnight. Said Insp Mahoko:
On 12 September 2021 at about 12am, the complainant Samuel Samu was asleep in his bedroom with his wife.
Three men armed with logs broke into his house and demanded that Samu release cash that was in his house claiming they knew he had sold two beasts on the day.
The robbers went on to assault Samu all over the body using logs leading to the complainant giving them the cash before they disappeared into the darkness.
Insp Mahoko appealed to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the three suspects.
He also appealed to farmers to avoid keeping large sums of money in their houses.