Police in Beitbridge have arrested five suspected robbers in connection with a robbery incident that occurred on 5 October around 11 PM.
In a post on their Twitter page, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said the suspects pounced on a man who was driving a Toyota Hiace Kombi from Beitbridge to Rutenga.
The robbery incident occurred along a bush road connecting Beitbridge -Masvingo Highway near the railway line when the complaint had stopped to secure his luggage. The ZRP said:
The suspects attacked the complainant, who was driving a Toyota Hiace Kombi from Beitbridge to Rutenga and stole ZAR 200 cash, a cellphone, various groceries, two tyres as well as electric tubing pipes.
The complainant had stopped the vehicle to tighten a rope that was securing a bed that was on top of the vehicle when the suspects emerged from the bush.
Police identified the suspects as Ntanganedzani Muleya (28), Believe Shumba alias Chipanga (32), John Bhunu (34), Nigel Pandukai (27) and David Ratsauka (29). They were all arrested yesterday.
In an unrelated incident, police in Karoi are investigating a murder case in which John Makore (42) died whilst admitted at Karoi District Hospital on Monday after he was struck with a wooden log on the head by the suspect, Brian Muripo at Buffallo Downs Business Centre around midnight the previous day.
According to a statement by the police, the victim, who was drinking beer with the suspect, intervened to stop a fight between Muripo’s wife and girlfriend and this did not go well with Muripo.
Muripo is now on the run and the ZRP is appealing for anyone with information that may lead to his arrest to contact any nearest Police Station.