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'Robber, fraudster' escapes from police custody

25 April 2016 | 2877 Views
A SUSPECTED robber and fraudster from Bulawayo allegedly escaped from police custody at the Tredgold Magistrate's Courts last week. Billiard Chigorera, 37, sources said, was re-arrested on Friday, sev...
by Noleen Makhurane

Woman blows $13,000, claims robbery to cops

05 April 2016 | 3982 Views
A BURIAL society treasurer from Pumula South suburb in Bulawayo has been arrested for allegedly embezzling $13,000 and falsely reporting to the police that she had been robbed by two unknown men at he...
by Melody Baya

Bulawayo police hunt robbers

29 March 2016 | 2951 Views
POLICE are investigating three cases of unlawful entry and theft which occurred in Bulawayo in which unknown people broke into premises and stole property worth more than $2,200.National polic...
by Whinsley Masara

Armed robber abandoned by crew pleads guilty

14 March 2016 | 2697 Views
A GUN-wielding robber who allegedly shot and injured two people as he tried to escape from an angry mob has appeared in court facing robbery charges. Thokozani Zulu, 39, allegedly robbed and t...
by Thandeka Moyo

Robbers cornered at a Mall

04 March 2016 | 2702 Views
IN THE early hours of yesterday morning, a gang of about 10 heavily armed thugs stormed the Bridge City Shopping Centre in KwaMashu.Daily Sun reported that they first took packs of cigarettes,...
by Staff Reporter

Zimbabweans trafficking Malawians to South africa

26 February 2016 | 3615 Views
Zimbabweans at Beitbridge border post in South Africa have been accused of trafficking people including Malawians to South Africa with the aim of robbing them of their money.Malawi24 could not...
by Staff reporter

Thugs pay back stolen money after shopkeeper prayed and one died

25 February 2016 | 5649 Views
Robbers who pounced at a shop and robbed a shopkeeper who soon after the incidebnt prayed and one of them died had to return the stolen money fearing for their lives, Daily Sun has reported. &...
by Staff Reporter

Man nurses injuries after being attacked by residents for ATM robbery

22 February 2016 | 2168 Views
A man who who was caught by residents after robbing a woman at an ATM was  stripped, moered and made to walk through the streets of Giyani, Limpopo undressed.Daily Sun reported that the 3...
by Staff Reporter

Robbery suspects dragged to court

22 February 2016 | 1327 Views
Four men appeared in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with a robbery at farm Muller Rus in the Aroab area on Monday.The New Era reported that Tutu Komako, 54, John...
by Staff Reporter

WATCH: How they rob people in SA's Hillbrow

09 February 2016 | 7978 Views
CAUGHT ON CAM: CCTV footage shows brazen criminals carrying out multiple robberies in Hillbrow. Posted to YouTube by Intelligence Bureau SA stating the incidents took place on Quartz and Pietersen...
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Zimbabwean robber attacks UK cop

09 February 2016 | 2825 Views
A "physically imposing" robber who claimed he had a gun before violently attacking two shopkeepers is today behind bars.Melusi Marozwa, originally from Zimbabwe, demanded money from one corner...
by Staff reporter

Robbers fight 97-year jail terms

20 January 2016 | 1807 Views
THREE Bulawayo men, who were each jailed for 97 years last year for masquerading as private transport operators in order to rob commuters, have filed an appeal at the High Court challenging the senten...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Detectives stumble on treasure trove of loot

20 January 2016 | 2585 Views
AN abandoned car in Bulawayo's Paddonhurst suburb led curious police officers to track down its owner, only to stumble on stolen property at the man's house in Kumalo.Some of the property was ...
by Oscar Muzinda

Robbers stone man to death

11 January 2016 | 1056 Views
Two suspected robbers appeared in court last week for fatally stoning a man before stealing his valuables and $120 in cash. Tatenda Gwanda (22) and Saymore Dzimaita (22) were charged with murder when ...
by Staff reporter

Robbers raid kombi crew, passengers in Cowdray Park

08 January 2016 | 2537 Views
ROBBERS that have allegedly been terrorising motorists in Bulawayo's Cowdray Park suburb struck again on Tuesday night robbing a kombi crew and passengers of cash and cellphones among other valuables....
by Nqobile Tshili

Church robber gets bail

08 January 2016 | 603 Views
A 29-year-old alleged serial robber who mostly targeted churches and allegedly stole property and cash amounting to $7 000 was recently granted $500 bail by High Court judge, Justice Alphas Chitakunye...
by Fungai Jachi

Elderly man robbed R43 000 outside bank

06 January 2016 | 3426 Views
Police are still looking for two armed suspects who allegedly robbed an elderly man of R43 000 outside a bank in Durban North  South Africa recently.The 75-year-old man was on his way to ...
by Staff Reporter

Armed robber shoot two people in Bulawayo

24 December 2015 | 5345 Views
AN armed male robber reportedly shot and injured two people at Egodini Terminus in Bulawayo this afternoon.According to   Radio Dialogue, the suspect was quickly arrested.“...
by Thobekile Zhou

Housebreaker rapes woman as husband sleeps

17 December 2015 | 2548 Views
A CHEEKY housebreaker from Gokwe, who raped a woman while her husband was asleep next to her on their matrimonial bed, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.Adam Maraicha, 28, told a court he...
by Elizabeth Tsuro

Robber steals cellphone, updates WhatsApp profile photo to his

15 December 2015 | 4850 Views
Facebook user based in Johannesburg, South Africa has exposed a phone snatcher who robbed her of her mobile phone, through publishing his photo on the social  media....
by Stephen Jakes

Robber gang gets away with $17,000 goods, car

08 December 2015 | 2600 Views
THREE men armed with knives stormed a house in Bulawayo's Famona suburb where they threatened to kill the occupants before looting property worth more than $17,000 and escaping in the victims' car. ...
by Nqobile Tshili

Robbery suspect urinates in court

07 December 2015 | 1908 Views
A suspect in a Sefalana robbery case allegedly stunned a Palapye Magistrate's court when he stood up and urinated in the dock.The Voice reported that while his alleged partner in crime, Gofaon...
by Staff Reporter

Notorious armed robber gets life behind bars

30 November 2015 | 3809 Views
A notorious armed robber Mashwell Kurauone (33) who terrorised parts of Masvingo Province and also shot at a Police detective injuring him has been sentenced to life in prison by High Court Judge, Jus...
by Staff Reporter

Harare prostitutes rob clients

18 November 2015 | 3127 Views
Cases of prostitutes robbing their clients or conniving with robbers to do the same are on the rise and the courts cannot turn a blind eye to such vices, a Harare magistrate said yesterday. ...
by Tendai Rupapa

Zimbabwean robber shot dead in Johannesburg

16 November 2015 | 16740 Views
Johannesburg - A Zimbabwean criminal found out the hard way that crime does not pay when he was shot dead in Hillbrow this morning by a man he tried to rob unaware that his intended victim was armed w...
by Thabo Kunene

Zimbabwean robber shoots partner in crime dead in SA

11 November 2015 | 5294 Views
A 26-YEAR-OLD Matobo man allegedly shot and killed his fellow robber in South Africa before fleeing to Zimbabwe with the loot.Welcome Ncube, 26, of Sigangatsha village who has been in remand p...
by Marvelous Moyo

AK-47 robber jailed 6 years

26 October 2015 | 1593 Views
A Filabusi man who robbed a shop armed with an AK-47 will serve an effective six years in jail. Gwanda regional magistrate Mr Joseph Mabeza on Friday convicted Judge Sibanda (20) of Theleka area on hi...
by Staff reporter

Duo steal cop's ID, use it to rob residents

20 October 2015 | 3602 Views
TWO men from Cowdray Park and Luveve allegedly stole a police officer’s identity card and used it to rob unsuspecting residents.William Manda (36) of Cowdray Park and Tichaona Torinda (34) o...
by Stephen Jakes

AK47 shop raider disarmed by villagers

09 October 2015 | 5307 Views
BRAVE villagers in Filabusi, Matabeleland South province, disarmed an AK-47 gun-totting robber who allegedly tried to shoot them after robbing a local shop. The villagers, risking their lives, confron...
by Nqobile Tshili

Pupils linked to school robberies

04 October 2015 | 1711 Views
THE spate of robberies that have been occurring at Sobukhazi High School in Bulawayo over the years have been linked to pupils, a situation that is worrisome as pupils are supposed to be the custodian...
by Robin Muchetu

Robber, rapist driver jailed 41 years

16 September 2015 | 2646 Views
A 24 YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man has been sentenced to 41 years for five counts of rape, robbery and indecent assault.In one day, Qondani Ncube secretly used his employer's car as a pirate taxi and ...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Cop 'robs' cop

14 September 2015 | 1998 Views
A POLICE officer rescued a colleague from the clutches of an angry mob and later "robbed" him of his cellphone worth $500, a court heard on Friday. Misheck Kunyongana, 31, based at Bulawayo's Luveve p...
by Shamiso Dzingire

9 years in jail for armed robber

13 September 2015 | 1652 Views
A SERIAL armed robber who posed as a police officer and robbed unsuspecting motorists has been slapped with a nine year jail.Boston Jochoma pleaded not guilty to two counts of armed robbery, b...
by Stephen Jakes

Robbers target those keeping cash at home or office

09 September 2015 | 2736 Views
Crime is increasing. With so many people now out of formal employment, instances of robbery and theft are likely to continue to escalate, a leading security company has warned.A Safeguard Secu...
by Mike Hamilton

Robbery cases surge in Zimbabwe

02 September 2015 | 1740 Views
Two business people lost $29 000 to armed robbers in separate incidents in Harare and Bulawayo over the weekend, as police continue to urge members of the public to be cautious of criminals. S...
by Crime Reporter

Accident gives away car thief

01 September 2015 | 1611 Views
A 25-year-old robber will spend the next two years and nine months in jail for trying to steal a Nissan NP 200 in a parking bay at the Eastgate lower basement floor in Harare. Hlahla Mkwebu, who does ...
by Court Reporter

7-man gang in $9,000 shop heist

01 September 2015 | 2965 Views
A GANG of seven men, one clad in police anti-riot gear and armed with a rifle, axes and knives, struck at Badala Business Centre in Inyathi where they got away with cash and property worth more than $...
by Whinsley Masara

Two Zimbabweans shot in SA robbery, one dies - WhatsApp update

29 August 2015 | 5689 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....
by Concerned Diasporan

Robbers blow up Bulawayo service station

27 August 2015 | 3999 Views
ROBBERS used explosives to blow up a wall at Flo Petroleum Service Station in Bulawayo's Burnside suburb and stole more than $4,000, police confirmed. The robbers allegedly locked a worker in a backro...
by Emily Mbewe

'Army, police officers' nabbed for robbery

22 August 2015 | 3304 Views
Three suspected armed robbers who were masquerading as police and army officers have been arrested in Zaka and Chiredzi after committing a spate of robberies.The three - Energy Jonasi (20), Kn...
by Freeman Razemba

Woman raped in front of hubby

21 August 2015 | 7107 Views
Cases of house robbery and rape have been opened after a woman was raped in the presence of her husband in Chief Albert Luthuli Park, Benoni, Gauteng.Crystal Park Police spokesperson officer T...
by Staff Reporter

Police hunt for Victoria Falls armed robbers

17 August 2015 | 4252 Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating six cases of armed robbery in which two unknown male adults pounced at a cottage and a church in Victoria Falls and stole goods valued at US$247...
by Staff reporter

Machete wielding robbers pounce on at gold mine

17 August 2015 | 1598 Views
Four of the 10 robbers who were allegedly armed with machete, axes and logs when they pounced on an Odzi gold mine and made got away with gold ore have been dragged to court charged with robbery....
by Stephen Jakes

Security company warns clients to safeguard cash

13 August 2015 | 966 Views
Leading security company Safeguard Security has issued a security alert to customers warning them to avoid holding large sums of cash at home or at work.This follows an increase in incidents i...
by Mike Hamilton

Six robbers arrested

11 August 2015 | 3942 Views
Six people have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a nightclub in Paarl at Cape Town in South Africa.Eye Witness News reported that the five men and a woman allegedly robbed the nig...
by Staff Reporter

Two teenagers up for robbing man

08 August 2015 | 1840 Views
TWO Chipinge teenagers ganged up to rob a man of his bag after threatening him with death.The duo, Simon Simango (18) and Cephas Khumbula (18) of Hwatata Village have since been arrested in co...
by Staff Reporter

Alleged serial robbers deny offence

01 August 2015 | 3179 Views
Three Zimbabwean men who allegedly robbed Precious Filling Station at gunpoint on January 17, 2014 have pleaded not guilty to the offence.The trio of Thabani Mapunganyuka, Sungusani Tafarushe ...
by Staff Reporter

Two Ethiopians shot dead during robbery in SA

27 July 2015 | 403 Views
Two Ethiopian men were shot dead and one injured during a robbery at their shop in Thekwane near Rustenburg, North West police have said.Police spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said unk...
by Staff Reporter

Robbers in police uniforms arrested

14 July 2015 | 5174 Views
Four Harare men have appeared in court on allegations of robbing an Ecocash dealer and goods worth $91 000 from a sports bar while wearing police uniforms.Irie Vibes Ecocash booth and Sportsma...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean armed robbers jailed for life in South Africa

01 July 2015 | 8514 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

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