Surge In Armed Robberies: Chivi Shop Loses Over US$1K In Raid

Two armed robbers raided a shop in Chivi before robbing three attendants of over US$1 000 and R1 000 while seven others robbers stole over US$3 000 from three people in separate incidents in Masvingo.

Cases of armed robberies have been on the increase countrywide with criminals targeting individuals and business people with cash.

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National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi have since warned criminals that the law will soon catch up with them. He said:

Police in Masvingo are investigating circumstances surrounding a robbery case which occurred on September 21, 2021 at Madamombe Business Centre, Chivi. Two suspects robbed three shop attendants a total of US$1 000 and R 1000 cash as well as cellphones at Jaka, Asani and Mhonde shops.

“Meanwhile, Police in Chikato are investigating three robbery cases which occurred on 20/09/21 and September 21, 2021 at Victoria Ranch and Runyararo West, Masvingo. Seven suspects robbed three complainants a total of US$3 715 and cellphones on three different occasions.

He pleaded with members of the public who have information that might assist them with investigations to contact any nearest police station.

Last week, five suspected armed robbers who were attacking people using axes and guns before robbing them of their cash were arrested in separate incidents in Bulawayo and Beitbridge.

Two of the robbers were arrested in Bulawayo, while the other three were accounted for in Beitbridge.

Police confirmed the arrest of Thubelihle Ncube (34) and Sonto Sibanda (32) in connection with a spate of robbery cases that occurred during the period extending August 13 2021 to September 4 2021 in Bulawayo and Plumtree.

Sibanda implicated Ncube and two other suspects — Simelweyinkosi Dube and Kaunda Ndlovu who are still at large.

More: The Herald

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