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Kwekwe trio arrested over 9 armed robberies

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Kwekwe trio arrested over 9 armed robberies



KWEKWE – Police has arrested three Kwekwe men who allegedly robbed and terrorised Amaveni, Kwekwe Rural and Redcliff residents robbing them of cash and valuables valued at US$1 700.
Midlands Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said the trio was arrested in Gweru Central Business District (CBD) last Monday while trying to sell part of their stolen merchandise.
Steward Magutshwa (27) and Master Ngwenya (32) from Dlomo Village, Chief Malisa in Zhombe and Peter Tembo (35) of Manjinga Village under Chief Mwanja in Muzarabani allegedly committed the robberies over 12 days from June 2-14.
They broke into homes and went away with cash, cell phones and other household properties.
Mahoko added that property valued at US$550 was recovered.
The trio allegedly used shovels, knives, knobkerries, axes, Iron bars, machetes and a pistol.
Circumstances are that the trio attacked five farmers at different farms along Old Gokwe Road in Amaveni. They allegedly struck their victims with weapons and robbed them of various valuables.
Some of the property comprised cash, clothes, a 9kg gas cylinder, three cellphones and four chickens all valued at US$322.
The armed robbers allegedly pounced on Pistol 7 Mine compound armed with a pistol and a shovel and went away cash and mobile phones valued at US$482.
The trio allegedly manhandled Dumisani Mandebvu of Simbi Park, Redcliff after he gave them a lift from Kwekwe CBD to Rutendo in Redcliff on June 14, 2024, around 9pm.
He was driving a Honda Fit and they threatened him with a pistol, homemade knife and a machete. They robbed him of US$10 and a Samsung Galaxy A31 cellphone all valued at US$210.00.
Police arrested them last Monday as the trio was trying to sell Mandebvu’s mobile phone. Investigations led to the recovery of five cellphones and a nine kg gas cylinder.
Victims managed to identify their stolen wares and the trio has been linked to nine robbery cases.

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