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Zimbabwean armed robbers jailed for life in South Africa

01 July 2015 | 6643 Views
TWO Zimbabwean armed robbers were last week each jailed for life and an additional 25 years in prison by the Pretoria High Court in South Africa after they were convicted of murder.Bismack Dic...
by Patrick Chitumba

Newly crowned Miss Zimbabwe robbed

28 June 2015 | 4684 Views
A few hours after her coronation, newly-crowned Miss Zimbabwe Annie-Grace Mutambu was on Friday night mugged, losing a laptop and a cellular phone to her assailants.The three thugs, who were d...
by Staff reporter

Robbers kills woman with a shawl, rapes two cousins

21 June 2015 | 4449 Views
Police in Botswana have launched an extensive manhunt for two dangerous robbers who murdered a woman and raped two others on Friday night in Chadibe.Street vendor Winnet Chirunga (40) was ...
by Staff Reporter

Robber shot dead

15 June 2015 | 6516 Views
A suspected armed robber and carjacker was last Thursday shot and killed by police at one of his hideouts in Southlands, Harare South. Joseph Kapfunde, believed to be the ringleader of a syndi...
by Crime Reporter

Zimbabwe bus robberies in South Africa

11 June 2015 | 9801 Views
time to reflect on ways of doing businessRecently a number of Zimbabwean buses bound to South Africa carrying mostly small to medium business people an...
by Collen Maenda

Zim afro-jazz artist robbed by Zimbabweans in SA

02 June 2015 | 5303 Views
LOCAL Afro-jazz sensation Edith WeUtonga Katiji was on Saturday afternoon robbed at Small Street Mall in Johannesburg, South Africa and lost her yet to be released music that was on a memory card....
by Staff reporter

WATCH: Johannesburg robbery dash-cam video

01 June 2015 | 4629 Views
Video footage of a dash-cam robbery in Fordsburg, Johannesburg has gone viral on social media. Watch. The incident is reported to have occurred on the M1 on-ramp near Makro in Fordsburg. ...
by Staff reporter

$13 robber falls down 30m well

25 May 2015 | 3625 Views
A SUSPECTED robber, fleeing a crime scene, drowned in a 30-metre unprotected water well on Saturday night while his teenage accomplice escaped death by spreading his legs and hands and clinging to the...
by Patrick Chitumba

Highway robber arrested

25 May 2015 | 3488 Views
Police have arrested a suspect believed to be part of armed robbers who terrorise motorists along the Beitbridge-Masvingo Highway.Michael Mhangami was arrested last Thursday after he shot and ...
by Thupeyo Muleya

2 more Zimbabwean buses attacked by armed robbers in South Africs

24 May 2015 | 4802 Views
TWO Zimbabwean buses from the same company were yesterday attacked by armed robbers in Polokwane Province in South Africa, bringing the tally of such incidents to four buses in four days.The b...
by Mbongeni Msimanga

Highway robber shoots 5 along the Beitbridge - Masvingo highway

23 May 2015 | 7201 Views
A HIGHWAY robber shot and wounded five villagers on Thursday evening after they cornered him as he fled from police near Beitbridge.Michael Mhangami had earlier robbed a couple along the Beitb...
by Thupeyo Muleya

41 year jail term for three robbers

20 May 2015 | 2393 Views
Three daring armed robbers have been slapped with a 41 year jail term after  convicted on 18 counts of robbery and one of unlawful possession of a firearm.The trio was targeting fuel ...
by Staff Reporter

BCC in day light stands robbery

18 May 2015 | 4041 Views
Please note that Bulawayo24 does not edit WhatsApp updates. We publish them as sent by our readers and we do not disclose the sender's telephone number. 11:13a...
by Concerned Byo Resident

Boy, 14, faces 13 counts of robbery

10 May 2015 | 3154 Views
A 14-year-old boy from Chitungwiza has been arrested for allegedly committing a spate of burglaries in the town over the past three months.The Chitungwiza Magistrates Courts were last week tol...
by Debra Matabvu

Good Samaritan turns rapist, robber

09 May 2015 | 3884 Views
A BULILIMA man allegedly offered to escort a woman to her boyfriend's homestead only to allegedly rape her in a bushy area and rob her of cash amounting to R538, a magistrate heard yesterday.T...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Zimbabwean robber suspect granted bail in Botswana

07 May 2015 | 3747 Views
A Zimbabwean man suspected to have committed robbery at Kanye in Botswana has been granted bail by the Botswana Regional magistrate.Evans Mhiwatiwa (43) was arrested in that country follo...
by Stephen Jakes

Family in robbery, car hijack ordeal

04 May 2015 | 4238 Views
A BULAWAYO man cheated death when a gang of armed robbers blocked his vehicle, opened fire, hit the heel of his shoe, forced him and his relatives out and made off with his car.Maxwell Gondo, ...
by Pamela Shumba

Man stage manage a $7 000 robbery

02 May 2015 | 3405 Views
A 39-YEAR-OLD Wedza man who allegedly staged a robbery after converting to his own use more than $7 000 from a credit union was on Thursday arraigned before Marondera Magistrate Josephine Sande facing...
by Staff reporter

SA police intensify hunt for Intercape bus robbers

24 April 2015 | 4693 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Bus company, Intercape, says it's working with police to find the suspects who robbed its passengers in a four-hour ordeal this week.Nearly 50 Zimbabweans were robbed at gunpoin...
by Staff reporter

Fake cops stop Zim bound Intercape bus, rob passengers at gun-point in SA

22 April 2015 | 5345 Views
FORTY eight Zimbabweans endured a four-hour hijack horror aboard an Intercape bus in neighbouring South Africa yesterday. Four pistol and rifle wielding men got away with cash, cellphones and ...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Soldier up for armed robbery

20 April 2015 | 2718 Views
A SOLDIER allegedly teamed up with seven illegal gold panners and raided a Kwekwe gold mine in a foiled armed robbery attempt. Thomas Mwale, 28, and his accomplices Isaac Tafadzwa Bhuguja, 20,...
by Timoth Makohliso

Woman nearly loses nose to daring robber

13 April 2015 | 3878 Views
A 19 YEAR OLD woman who is a vendor in the city nearly lost her nose to a daring robber who attacked her and snatched her mobile phone and cash when she grabbed the man calling for public assistance t...
by Stephen Jakes

Notorious armed robber dies

08 April 2015 | 5290 Views
A NOTORIOUS armed robber from the Muunganirwa extended family in Bulawayo's Njube suburb was yesterday laid to rest at West Park cemetery following his death in Khami Remand Prison.Bobby Tizay...
by Oswell Moyo

AK47 'rapist robber' nabbed

02 April 2015 | 2375 Views
POLICE have arrested an AK47 rifle-wielding notorious robbery and rape suspect who has been terrorising Bulawayo residents since January this year.Sibangilizwe Mandebvu, a suspected army deser...
by Thandeka Moyo

Zimbabwean robbed, killed after bush sex with prostitute in SA

31 March 2015 | 4891 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN man was attacked and killed by robbers in South Africa last Friday after engaging in sex with a local prostitute.According to South Africa police, Edwin Tshuma, of Midrand was sta...
by Sapa

2 robbers shot dead

25 March 2015 | 6633 Views
TWO suspected armed robbers were shot dead during a shoot-out with the police on Sunday evening in Kadoma.The two suspects were part of an eight-man gang that was on the police wanted list for...
by Crime Reporter

Man who conned Gukurahundi architect has case to answer

11 March 2015 | 5664 Views
A Harare man accused of stealing $50 000 from Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander Air Marshal Perrance Shiri in a botched solar power system deal at his farm has a case to answer, a Harare magistrate has ...
by Staff reporter

Shopkeeper killed over R5

08 March 2015 | 1644 Views
A 28-year-old man is on the run after allegedly robbing a shop at Chipato Business Centre in Zaka, Masvingo, before murdering a female worker.Police confirmed the murder of Grace Mberengwa (24...
by Staff reporter

Soul Brother's Mosese Ngwenya shot, lucky to be alive

07 March 2015 | 3685 Views
SOUL Brothers legendary keyboard player Moses Ngwenya says he is lucky to be alive after he was shot by gunmen last week on the same street that reggae musician Lucky Dube was shot dead in 2007. ...
by Bongani Ndlovu

Jailed notorious armed robber gets 10 more year

03 March 2015 | 5889 Views
Notorious armed robber Isaac Muunganirwa has been slapped with 10 additional years in prison after he was convicted of counts of attempted murder.Muunganirwa is already serving a 24 year jail...
by Staff Reporter

Robbers target cars at funerals

21 February 2015 | 2062 Views
Police have warned people attending funeral wakes to ensure that their cars are guarded as thieves were targeting such huge gatherings to break into vehicles and steal valuables. According...
by Andrew Chimedza

Zimbabwean woman dies in SA bank robbery

13 February 2015 | 8171 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN foreign currency dealer died, allegedly of shock yesterday morning after witnessing armed robbers pouncing on a Standard Bank branch in Musina, South Africa, where they shot dead a securi...
by Thupeyo Muleya

Armed robbers raiding homes at night

10 February 2015 | 2963 Views
Police have urged the public to be wary of criminals who are raiding their homes during the night in and around Harare targeting cash and other valuables.This comes after police last week appe...
by Crime Reporter

Axe wielding robbers raid gold mine

05 February 2015 | 2329 Views
FIVE Gwanda men armed with an axe, knobkerries and stones allegedly attacked miners at Emthonjeni Mine in Coleen Bawn and stole two tonnes of gold ore, a magistrate has heard.Lungisani Moyo, 2...
by Marvelous Moyo

Customers shot in Johannesburg shopping mall robbery

29 January 2015 | 5275 Views
Seven people, including two alleged robbers, were injured in a shootout at a shopping centre in Bedfordview, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday, Gauteng police said."Three customers, two securi...
by Staff reporter

'Cops' rob 97-year-old

26 January 2015 | 4209 Views
Two Bulawayo bogus cops teamed up with two other men and allegedly robbed a 97-year-old man and a nurse of their property and cash all valued at $860.When the 97-year-old Moniwa Ndebele of Mz...
by Thubelihle Mabhena

Former Dynamos player up for robbery

25 January 2015 | 2371 Views
Former Dynamos and Caps United football player Edward Muchongwe (51) - popularly known as Major Murefu during his playing days - was last week arraigned before the Mbare Magistrates' Courts in Harar...
by Debra Matabvu

Five cops arrested for robbery

24 January 2015 | 3145 Views
FIVE Zvishavane police officers allegedly robbed a Mberengwa businesswoman of more than $1,000 while they were on an operation to arrest illegal gold panners in the area. The five cops, Roderi...
by Timoth Makohliso

Six Zimbabweans nabbed for SA robbery and attempted rape

19 January 2015 | 5459 Views
SIX Zimbabweans are expected to appear in the Bothaville Magistrate Court in South Africa soon on charges of house robbery and attempted rape, the South African police have said.A statement fr...
by Staff Writer

Armed robbers arrested

17 January 2015 | 4371 Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a spate of armed robberies after a high speed car chase and exchange of fire in Chitungwiza.The two suspects Kelvin K...
by Staff reporter

3 nabbed for robbing taxis

16 January 2015 | 2280 Views
TWO MEN from Filabusi and one from Bulawayo have been locked up in remand prison after they allegedly hijacked two private taxis and robbed drivers of the vehicles, which they took to sell in Harare....
by Staff reporter

Armed robbers target churches

09 January 2015 | 4123 Views
Police have expressed concern over rampant cases in which armed robbers were targeting churches and stealing money especially at night. Several churches in and around Harare have lost und...
by Staff reporter

Church robberies increase

08 January 2015 | 4160 Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has urged churches to desist from keeping money at their premises following a number of robberies after services.Police spokesperson, Chief Superintenden...
by Staff reporter

Man sentenced to 12 months for $1 robbery

04 January 2015 | 3101 Views
A Bulawayo man from Sidojiwe Flats has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for robbing a man of $1. Its is reported that on December 22, at around 4PM, Stanley Hlabangani was walking fr...
by Staff Reporter

Suitable line of thinking: Well done Robbery Mugabe!

03 January 2015 | 5320 Views
What an unsuitable line of thinking from Suitable: Well-done President Mugabe on Harare-Masvingo Road by Suitable Kaja...
by Tapiwa Diamond Chadya

Woman kidnapped by 8 armed men in foiled robbery bid

17 December 2014 | 4167 Views
A Harare businesswoman and her two children were on Saturday night kidnapped by eight armed men who raided her shop in Dzivaresekwa. The eight men, who are still at large, were travelling ...
by Crime Reporter

Cont Mhlanga's brother beaten to death

14 December 2014 | 5041 Views
VETERAN playwright and arts guru Cont Mhlanga's brother, Lethubuhle, died on Thursday after being attacked during a suspected robbery near Amakhosi Cultural Centre.According to a family source...
by Staff reporter

71 soldiers fired for theft, robbery

12 December 2014 | 8176 Views
A TOTAL of 71 soldiers have been court-martialled and dismissed from the Zimbabwe National Army for crimes that include theft, fraud and robbery, a senior official revealed last Friday.The arm...
by Loveness Bepete

Serial robber crushed to death by haulage truck

09 December 2014 | 5419 Views
A HANDCUFFED robbery was on Thursday crushed into a pulp by a moving haulage truck after he allegedly jumped in front of the vehicle while being escorted by a police officer.  Peter Gush...
by Staff Reporter

Rogue cop up for armed robbery

04 December 2014 | 2539 Views
An alleged rogue police officer from Harare, Edmore Banda is before the courts facing several charges of theft of motor vehicles.Banda (27) was arrested for allegedly committing a spate of arm...
by Staff reporter

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