The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with robberies which occurred in Harare between December 2022 and January this year.
In a statement seen by Pindula News, national police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said one of the suspects succumbed to gunshot wounds while admitted to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. Reads the statement:
ARREST OF TWO SUSPECTS FOR ARMED ROBBERY CASES IN HARARE
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Alexio Mupamhura (29) and Deliverance Makomva (21) in connection with two armed robbery cases which occurred on 15th December 2022 and 07th February 2023 in Harare.
On 06th February 2023, detectives from CID Homicide, Harare, received some information which linked Alexio Mupamhura to a robbery case which occurred on 15th December 2022 at Prime Irrigation Company along ED Mnangagwa Road, Highlands, Harare where a security guard was attacked before a cellphone, 5 x 12 volts lithium batteries, eight solar panels, a 5KW Bluetooth generator and US$700 cash were stolen. The detectives acted upon the information and made a follow-up on the suspect, Alexio Mupamhura. On 07th February 2023 at around 0800 hours the suspect arrived at his residence along Chinhoyi Street, Zimre Park, Ruwa whilst driving a Toyota Wish vehicle, registration number, AFA 8576.
Upon seeing the detectives, the suspect sped off leading to a shoot-out and speed chase between the suspect and the detectives. The suspect drove into a maize field where he stopped the vehicle before fleeing while armed with an iron bar. Alexio Mupamhura was later arrested after falling on the ground and was found with gunshot wounds on the chest and leg. During interview by the Police, the suspect implicated Deliverance Makomva and five others who are at large. Alexio Mupamhura was referred to Parirenyatwa where he died on admission.
The arrest led to the recovery of the suspects’ getaway vehicle, a Nissan Caravan NV350, registration number AFY 9469, a pellet gun, five-bolt cutters, 2 x 14 pounce hammers, three crowbars, various clothes with price tags, four laptops, an HP desktop computer, two solar panels, 2 x 12 volts solar batteries, a lithium battery, three Samsung tablets, a solar light set, three invertors, 2 x 5-litre engine oil, eight pints of engine oil, a LED torch and a pinch bar.
Detectives later arrested Deliverance Makomva after he had contacted Alexio Mupamhura’s wife, Deliwe Makomva, to meet him at Mabvuku turn-off, along Harare-Mutare Road, where he wanted to give her unidentified property for safekeeping. Subsequently, detectives recovered various clothes with price tags and two lithium batteries from Deliverance Makomva.
The suspects were further linked to a robbery case which occurred on 07th February 2023 at business premises along Sam Nujoma Street, Harare where a security guard and his daughter were attacked before two cellphones, US$5 cash, a solar panel, a 48 volts solar battery, four Baofeng wireless communication radios and a laptop, were stolen.
Police are appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the outstanding suspects, identified as Tendai Ruchiyo, alias Ti, Emmanuel Dylan Matiza, alias Big Dealer, Carlson Mabhonga and Lloyd Chinembiri.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police G appealing for information which may assist in the investigation of a robbery case which occurred on 070 February 2023 at a house along Shaneragh Road, Mandara Harare. Seven unknown suspects attacked a couple before stealing US$17 000 cash, a Ford Everest vehicle, registration number AFN 7615, a Mazda CX6 battery, three cellphones and three laptops.
Nyathi said anyone with information may contact National Complaints Desk at (0242) 703631, WhatsApp at 0712 800 197, ZRP Harare Operations at (0242) 748836 or report at any nearest Poke Station.