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Police Confirm Arrest Of 5 Robbers Linked To A Spate Of Unlawful Entry, Theft

Police Confirm Arrest Of 5 Robbers Linked To A Spate Of Unlawful Entry, Theft

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the arrest of five (5) suspected robbers linked to a spate of unlawful entry and theft cases in Bulawayo. In a statement seen by Pindula News, ZRP said the suspects were arrested at their hideout following a tip-off. Reads the statement:


The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Taurai Jirongo (34), Ellias Banda, alias Bongani Sibanda (38), Sunboy Sibanda, alias Eric (37), Gilbert Sibanda (28) and Hamilton Maphosa (50) in connection with armed robbery, unlawful entry and theft cases which occurred between 2021 and 24th September 2022 in Bulawayo.

On 27th September 2022, detectives reacted to a tip-off and arrested the suspects at their hideout in Pumula. The arrest led to the recovery of a machete, knife and screwdriver which the suspects used in a robbery case which occurred on 05th June 2022 at a house along Euphobia Road, Newton West Bulawayo where a 42-inch Samsung television set, a dressed chicken, adapter and cellphone were stolen.

Detectives also recovered a brown pair of Timberland shoes and a sound bar at Elias Banda’s residence. The shoes were stolen on 29 May 2022 at a house along Volshenk Road, Barhamgreen, Bulawayo, in which the suspects pounced on the complainant before stealing a 32-inch Konka television set, two cellphones, play station, US$80 cash and clothing. The sound bar was stolen on 6th June 2022 at a house along Enfield Road, Bulawayo where the suspects robbed the complainant, US$2 550-00, ZAR 1 000-00 car keys, 42-inch television set, sub-hoofer, Dell laptop and two cellphones.

A 65-inch Samsung television which was stolen on 22nd September 2022 at a house along Chopping Road, Barhamgreen, was recovered hidden in a bush.

The suspects are linked to eleven cases of armed robbery and unlawful entry and theft, which include a case of robbery which occurred in Nyamadhlovu where the complainant was robbed of a pistol, and ZAR 180-00 cash. The stolen firearm was used to commit an armed robbery case in Inyathi where US$900-00 cash was stolen and another robbery

180-00 cash. The stolen firearm was used to commit an armed robbery case in Inyathi where US$900-00 cash was stolen and another robbery case in Ntabazinduna where unspecified amount of cash was stolen in a tuckshop.

In another case, which occurred on 16 May 2022, the suspects stole two television sets, two speakers and clothing at a house along Van Roebuck , Barhamgreen, Bulawayo, while on 06 August 2022 the suspects pounced at a house along Stroud Road , South-World before stealing a 43-inch television set , an Open View decoder and foodstuffs.

Between 21 August 2022 and 24th September 2022, the suspects pounced at various complainants’ houses in Northend and Southworld, Bulawayo, where they stole television sets, clothing, cellphones and clothing and foodstuffs.

Meanwhile, the Police is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspects’ accomplices who include, Bongani Ncube, Elton Shonga, whose known address is 26 Whitestone Road, Bulawayo and Thabani (No further particulars known).

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified operations targeting robbery syndicates in the country. The Police assures the public that it will account for all robbery suspects and ensure the law takes its course.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations)

to the Commissioner General of Police

Police General Headquarters

Pindula News

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jambanja 1 month ago

Pius alias jamba

... 1 month ago

The public are the ones solving the cases. Without the public tip offs the police will fail to solve the real crimes.

Gwedu 1 month ago

Ummmmm mazita enyu bol here Alias, Elias, Alias ...... asi mashaya mamwe here here ekushandisa. Beta ma surname afanane....tionei zvitupa kana ma birth evanhu ivavo

1 month ago

job sikhala

Mdala wethu 1 month ago

Haaa kwa bulawayo ma1

Kopo 1 month ago

Excellent police

Kopo 1 month ago

Zim police is best in Africa

Anti Kopo 1 month ago

Dream on....


Investigator 1 month ago

Peace officers are not prophets, they need your assistance... Thumbs up

dispenser 1 month ago

The police ,so is e public have done a good job wc is plausible . However my subject of concern is if combined all e robbery cases ey don't match wadyajena alone, Tagwirei alone and many more .Yes it is not good to rob or break into someone premise ,and is grossly unwarranted for. However it comes back to our gvt fr creating sour conditions bz of greediness.The main crime offenders are walking free. why???

kg 1 month ago

well done police kip the standard up

gora 1 month ago

makaita mabasa murambe makadaro God bless you

changa 1 month ago

these are the dreadful thieves.l wish these thieves to not to paid bail

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