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AK47 shop raider disarmed by villagers

09 October 2015 | 5023 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 | 1574 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 | 2522 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 | 1888 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 | 1496 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 | 2607 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 | 1627 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 | 1422 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 | 2859 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 | 5310 Views
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by Concerned Diasporan

Robbers blow up Bulawayo service station

27 August 2015 | 3905 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 | 2908 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 | 6141 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 | 3968 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 | 1204 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 | 652 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 | 3648 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 | 1520 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 | 2881 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 | 18 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 | 4810 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 | 8077 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 | 4874 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 | 4634 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 | 6598 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 | 10759 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 | 4884 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 | 4481 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 | 3576 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 | 3419 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 | 4705 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 | 7093 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 | 2321 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 | 3929 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 | 3131 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 | 3849 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 | 3693 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 | 4186 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 | 3351 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 | 4623 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 | 5239 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 | 2675 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 | 8 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 | 5216 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 | 2318 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 | 4799 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 | 6585 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 | 5630 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 | 1617 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 | 3626 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

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