The police have arrested two men with connection to a spate of robbery cases that occurred between 13 August to 4 September 2021 in Bulawayo and Plumtree.
In a statement, the Zimbabwe Republic Police confirmed the arrest of Thubelihle Ncube(34) and Sonto Sibanda (32) in connection with a spate of robbery cases.
On the 4th of September 2021 Police recieved information that Sibanda was using a cellphone which was stolen in a robbery case which occurred in Plumtree.
The suspect had attacked the complainant and stole BWP 1300, USd$250, and ZWL30 000 cash, as well as cellphones. Detective raided Sibanda’s homestead in Bulawayo resulting in his arrest and recovery of stolen cellphone. The suspect implicated his accomplice, Thubelihle Ncube and other two suspects who are still at large.
The suspects are also linked to a robbery case which occurred on 13 August 2021 in Emganwini, Bulawayo where USD$900, ZAR3400 and ZWL6000 and three cellphones were stolen. The gang was also involved in a case which occurred on 14 August 2021 along Lawrence Road, Parklands, Bulawayo in which USD$400 and a cellphone were stolen, and a case which occurred Calderwood Road, Sunninghill, Bulawayo where USD$150 , laptops and a cellphone were stolen.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing for Information which may lead to the arrest of outstanding suspects, Simelweyinkosi Dube and Kaunda Ndlovu.
Meanwhile, on 5 September 2021, Police officers manning a roadblock at Nottingham turn off, Beitbridge arrested Hoko Senzangakona (39), Fanuel Mbedzi, Matshudu Mbedzi (30) and Prince Ndou (30) for a robbery case which occurred in Toporo Village 9 Beitbridge on the same date, in which the suspects robbed the complainant US$120 cash and two cellphones.
The arrest led to the recovery of a blood stained axe, knife, knobkerrie, snambok, and two cellphones.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police warns criminals involved robbery cases that their days are numbered and the law will soon catch up with them.