Four armed robbers die in shootout with cops

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Lloyd Ndemo

Four armed robbers died in a shootout with detectives in the Central Business District of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, on Friday.

One of the robbers was a policeman whose two other accomplices were injured in the incident.

Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told ZTN: “(We) confirm the death of four robbers and arrest of two others in a shootout incident that happened at Number 110 Mbuya Nehanda Street, Harare.

“Police received a tip-off of the gang’s intention to rob the complainant. The
complainant entered the shop to collect a battery for his client, which he had forgotten.

Suddenly, six suspects armed with pistols pounced on him and robbed him of US$10000 cash.”

Police reacted to the scene, resulting in the shootout.

“The deceased are Constable Kudzai Kanjera (41), a police officer based at Hatfield Police Station; Admire Nhetwa (26); Brian Chivata (37) and Tatenda Chari (35); while Blessing Bheura (29)  and Tichaona Kariwa (33) are in hospital under police guard.”