Police have arrested a 43-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery at Rockdox Service Station in Kwekwe on 27 November 2022.
The suspect, Mathias Mushure, and his alleged accomplices who include Shacky, Dingilizwe Mloyi, Terrence Ngwenya, Mutonga, Ngolile, Mangwiro and Mtunzi robbed the service station of US$580 840 and ZAR 63 430.
In a statement, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest of the suspect and appealed for information that may lead to the arrest of his accomplices. He said:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Mathias Mushure (43) in connection with an armed robbery case that occurred on 27th November 2022 at Rockdox Service Station, Kwekwe, where US$ 580 840.00 and ZAR 63 430.00 cash was stolen.
On 1st December 2022 detectives from CID Hillside, Bulawayo received information that the suspect was involved in the robbery case and was hiding at a house in New Lobengula, Bulawayo.
The detectives acted on the tip-off and arrested the suspect at George Mlilo Car Park, New Lobengula on 2nd December 2022.
The arrest led to the recovery of US$ 1 937.00 cash which had been left at the suspect’s niece, Mercy Muisa’s (35) home, for safekeeping.
The detectives went on to recover a Toyota Runx vehicle, registration number AEI 6671, which was bought by the suspect using the proceeds of the crime.
The suspect revealed that he had received US$7 500.00 cash as part of his share for the robbery loot.
Investigations have also revealed that the suspects had received inside details on the way money was kept at the service station and the general setup, from one of the suspects’ girlfriend identified as Sharon.
The Police are appealing for information that may lead to the arrest of other suspects only identified as, Shacky, Dingilizwe Mloyi, Terrence Ngwenya, Mutonga, Ngolile, Mangwiro and Mtunzi.