Police have arrested Shadreck Njowa (55) who is one of the suspects in the cash-in-transit robbery of US$2 775 000-00 cash belonging to ZB Bank in 2021. Police have established that the robbery was an inside job.
In a statement, ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said four suspects are still on the run after they were granted bail by the High Court while the other suspect, Charles Chirara (30), was shot dead during an armed robbery at Joseph Nemaisa’s residence in Chadcombe. Reads the statement:
ARREST OF SHADRECK NJOWA IN CONNECTION WITH A STAGE-MANAGED ROBBERY INVOLVING ZB BANK’S US$ 2.7 MILLION
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Shadreck Njowa (55) who had been at large, in connection with a stage-managed case of cash-in-transit robbery which occurred at the 55 km peg along Harare-Chirundu Road at Gwebi River where the suspect and eleven other accomplices stole US$2 775 000-00 cash belonging to ZB Bank.
On 19 October 2022, Detectives from CID Homicide received information that the suspect who had fled to South Africa after committing the crime was at Willovale Flats, Highfields Harare. The detectives made a follow-up leading to his arrest.
So far the Police have arrested Fanuel Musakwa (34), Gerald Rutizirira (36), Kelvin Musakwa (25), Tendai Zuze (35), Neverson Mwamwuka (35), Trymore Chapfika, Tozivepi Chirara (28), Tererence Matimba (28), Dennis Madondo (30) and Tatenda Gadzikwa (39) in connection with the case.
One of the suspects, Charles Chirara (30), was shot dead while committing another robbery at Joseph Nemaisa’s residence in Chadcombe, Harare while on bail.
Four, suspects, Fanuel Musakwa, Gerald Rutizirira, Kelvin Musakwa and Terence Matimba are on the run after they were granted bail by the High Court.
Meanwhile, US$693 026-00 and zw$ 1 410-00, fourteen (14) motor vehicles worth US$129 900-00, three houses valued at US$115 000-00, all valued at US$937 926-00 and two firearms used in the commission of the crime have so far been recovered by the Police.
The Zimbabwe republic Police is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspects who absconded while on bail.
Anyone with information to contact National Complaints on (0242) 703631, WhatsApp on 0712 800 197 or report at any nearest Police Station.