A 21-year-old man teamed up with five accomplices to rob his father of US$14 000, 16 grammes of gold and mobile phones early this year, according to police.
The robbery happened in January this year, according to Manica Post.
On January 14, 2022, Carlton Gadzira (21) of Odzi Business Centre hatched a plan to steal from his father, Mr David Gadzira whom he stays with in the same house.
Carlton in the company of five colleagues, armed themselves with machetes, sjamboks and iron bars and broke the doors to gain entry into the house.
They assaulted an occupant of the house, Ms Faith Marara and her son, Manica Post reported citing Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Manicaland District spokesperson, Detective Sergeant Shake Shanu.
They sprayed toxic substances in their faces, demanding cash.
They stabbed Mr Gadzira with a knife in the left thigh and ordered him to surrender money and cell phones.
The robbers stole US$14 000, an iPhone, 16 grammes of gold, a Samsung S20, and Techno Spark 5pro cellphones and left.
Mr Gadzira made a report at ZRP Odzi.
Investigations led to Carlton’s arrest on November 25.
Upon being interviewed by the police, Carlton admitted that he had teamed up with Malvin Ruzani, Lovemore Tapura, Admire Tapura, Isaac Harukwani and Kenias Chimbandi to steal from his father.
The next day, Carlton and Ruzani appeared before the Mutare magistrate, Mr Langton Carter who remanded them in custody.
On December 8, detectives from CID Mutare went to Bulawayo to interview Harukwani, Chimbandi, Lovemore Tapura and Admire Tapura who were arrested by CID Gwanda on armed robbery charges.
It was established that they were behind the Odzi robbery.
Harukwani, Chimbandi, Lovemore Tapura and Admire Tapura appeared before Mr Malvin Shortgame at Tredgold Court in Bulawayo on the Odzi robbery charges.
They were remanded in custody awaiting transfer to Mutare after completing their outstanding robbery cases in Gwanda.