Police detectives have arrested five suspected armed robbers who stormed a house in Bikita and stole a gun, ammunition and two cell phones before fleeing.
The five, Wonder Mahuni (42), Wirimai Gatsi (37), Christopher Danda (40), Evidence Damu (34) and Peter Jodo (35) were reportedly armed with a pistol, hammer and machetes when they committed the offence.
They also stole cash amounting to US$70 and R700 before they left the complainant’s house.
Police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and warned robbery syndicates that operations to account for all suspects are in full swing.
“The suspects who were armed with an unknown pistol, hammer and machetes stormed the complainant’s house, attacked the complainant and his wife before stealing a safe box containing a malfunctioning revolver, unknown number of ammunition and two cellphones.
“Also stolen was cash amounting to US$70 and ZAR700. The ZRP warns robbery syndicates that operations to account for all suspects are in full swing.”
This comes as police in Plumtree are investigating an armed robbery case which occurred on 20 July 21 along Dombodema Road in Plumtree, where five men armed with an unidentified pistol and spikes attacked two victims before stealing R385 000 cash, a Honda Fit, cellphones and wristwatch.
“The complainants were travelling in a Honda Fit motor vehicle towards Maitengwe border post along Madlambuzi Road when they were intercepted by the suspects who were driving a beige Toyota Granvia motor vehicle,” Asst Comm Nyathi said.
“The Honda Fit was recovered at Hebron, Plumtree.”