CHIREDZI – Police in Chiredzi have arrested four suspected robbers who used fake Police IDs during their operations.
The robbers were arrested on 11August (Wednesday) at Vhurumuku shopping centre.
Two of the robbers Ronny Gumbo (36) and Amos Zhou (47) are from Dulabadzimu in Beitbridge, the third Tinashe Matinyarare (34) is of Tapitapi, Tshovani while the fourth Brian Mutero (30) is of Murodza Village under Chief Chimombe, Bhasera.
The suspects reportedly approached two complainants on two different occasions and threw a bundle of fake US$ in front of the complainants. They then lured complainants to go to a private place to share the money. The accused then produced fake police IDs and robbed complainants of their cash and cellphones.
The accused were traveling in a green Mercedes Benz E320.
Gumbo was reportedly the ringleader of the group.
Masvingo Provincial Police spokesperson, Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the development to The Mirror.