Suspect Arrested Over Murder And Robbery At Mukuru In Masvingo

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder and robbery committed in Masvingo between 26 September and 6 October this year. Pindula News presents a police statement on the arrest of the suspect.

ARREST OF A SUSPECT FOR MURDER AND ARMED ROBBERY CASES IN MASVINGO

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Amos George Mutamba (34) in connection with murder and armed robbery cases which occurred in and around Masvingo between 26. September 2021 and 6. October 2021.


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On 10. October 2021 detectives from Criminal Investigation Department Chiredzi received information that George Mutamba was at Dorman compound in Hippo Valley Chiredzi selling some groceries and property suspected to be stolen. Detectives acted on the tip on and arrested the suspect. The arrest led to the recovery of an unregistered Toyota Probox vehicle which had been stolen at Mpamaonde turn off, Bikita and a Noringo pistol with one round.

The suspect and his two other accomplices who have not yet been arrested were finked to murder and three robbery cases.

On 26. September 2021 the suspect and his accomplice who is still at large shot Lincolin Rukweza (21) on the arm and stole a Toyota Probox vehicle, US$61 cash as well as cellphones at Mpamaonde turn off, Bikita. The suspects were offered Oft at Chikuku Business Centre by the complainant who was travelling with his friend from Birchenough Bridge Business Centre to Chikava Business Centre in Bikita.

In other cases of robbery which occurred on 27. September 2021, the suspect and his accomplices pounced on two shop owners and their employees at Neshuro Growth Point in Mwenet where they stole ZAR 21 000, US$400 and two cellphones. The suspects shot a security guard on the hand during the heist.

Further, on 05. October 2021, the suspect shot dead Pitiros Mutero (64) with an unidentified firearm on the chest after an argument in which he claimed that his South Africa based wife, Lilias Marinda, was having an extra marital affair with the victim’s son, Kilopas Mutero.

On 6. October 2021, the suspect and his accomplices pounced at N and R Supermarket and Mukuru booth at Rutenga Business Centre, where they stole US$ 8 795, ZWL$ 21460, ZAR 100 000 as well as three cellphones.

Police are on the lookout for the two outstanding suspects who are believed to have fled to a neighbouring country. Anyone with information to contact National Complain. Desk on (0242) 703631, Bulawayo Operations on 0292 74525 Harare Operations on (0242) 748836 or Police General Headquarters WhatsApp number 071 2 800 197 or report at any nearest Police Station.

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