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'Armed' robbers acquitted

20 April 2014 | 1128 Views
TWO suspected armed robbers who were dragged to court for allegedly pouncing on Bikita Diamond Mine intending to rob the mine of diamonds, walked out as free men following the State's failure to prove...
by Walter Mswazie

Johannesburg bank robbed by armed men

10 April 2014 | 3884 Views
Johannesburg - The Standard Bank in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, was robbed on Thursday afternoon, Gauteng police said."Five men entered the bank around 14:00, and ordered the bank manager...
by Sapa

Soldier robs miners

06 April 2014 | 1343 Views
A SOLDIER stationed in Binga, who absconded from duty and fled to Mangwe District, has been jailed for robbing miners from Mpoengs. Douglas Mkombwe (27) was found guilty of robbing Dumisani Nc...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Security guard vanishes with $14,000

03 April 2014 | 2892 Views
A cash-in-transit security guard allegedly disappeared with more than $13,500 of client's money he was to deposit in a bank in Bulawayo last Friday. Police said the money had been collected fr...
by Crime Reporter

Man stabs, rapes, robs woman

02 April 2014 | 3212 Views
A 28-year old man from Bulawayo's Burombo Flats allegedly broke into a house in Queenspark West, stabbed and raped the owner before demanding money from her, a court heard Tuesday.Thabani Tshu...
by Tendayi Madhomu

Family loses $5 000 to gang of robbers

02 April 2014 | 1735 Views
A Harare couple lost $5 000 while another was robbed of gold and diamond rings by armed robbers who raided their homes in separate incidents at the weekend. National police spokesperson Chief ...
by Crime Reporter

'Armed robbers' flee in handcuffs

27 March 2014 | 4179 Views
TWO suspected armed robbers escaped from police cells while in handcuffs before they were re-arrested following a failed attempt to rob Bikita's Nan-Jiang Diamond Mine. The suspected robbers ...
by Walter Mswazie

Armed robber's privates ripped off

27 March 2014 | 4063 Views
A 24-year-old Entumbane man who is one of the five suspected armed robbers who allegedly robbed Amtec Motors of cash and airtime vouchers in December 2012 had his testicles ripped off after he was sh...
by Staff reporter

Police officers shoot fleeing robbers

23 March 2014 | 1954 Views
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) operatives yesterday morning shot and injured three suspected robbers in Harare's Budiriro 2 suburb as they attempted to evade arrest in a dramatic incident th...
by Staff reporter

Robber shoots self dead at a cop shop

22 March 2014 | 3843 Views
Serial armed robber Simba Muchengeti has committed suicide at Shurugwi Police Station.Muchengeti allegedly committed a spate of armed robberies in Ngundu but was recently apprehended by the po...
by Staff reporter

Robbers charged with vagrant's murder

17 March 2014 | 1595 Views
TWO suspected robbers appeared in court on Friday charged with the murder of a vagrant who tried to effect a citizen's arrest on them as they fled the cops.Lookout Dube, 32, from Mpopoma and E...
by Senior Court

Robbers steal, burn down shop

12 March 2014 | 2022 Views
SUSPECTED robbers pounced on a grocery shop in Ntabazinduna, stole groceries and an empty till before setting the shop on fire in the early hours of yesterday.Matabeleland North police confirm...
by Pamela Shumba

Backpack gives away robber

12 March 2014 | 2584 Views
A Harare woman was arrested recently after she was spotted carrying a backpack (satchel) which she and her five accomplices allegedly snatched from a parked vehicle and shared the $147 000 that was in...
by Tendai Rupapa

Notorious Tsholotsho armed robber nabbed

06 March 2014 | 3531 Views
One of the most-wanted armed robbers who has  allegedly been raiding supermarkets and fuel service stations at gunpoint in Bulawayo since last year was yesterday hauled before the courts facing...
by Staff reporter

Police hunt dangerous armed robber

03 March 2014 | 6125 Views
Police in Bulawayo have launched a manhunt for a Nkulumane man believed to be part of a gang that pounced on Rumrich Supermarket in Nkulumane on 7 December last year.Mduduzi Gumbo (31) w...
by Mafu Sithabile

Former minister acquitted of armed robbery

25 February 2014 | 1709 Views
MOSES Mzila Ndlovu, a former co-minister of National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration is a free man following his acquittal on charges of armed robbery.Mzila Ndlovu, who is also an exec...
by Court Reporter

Doctor robbed of cash and a car by 'patients'

24 February 2014 | 2935 Views
A KAROI medical doctor was kidnapped and robbed of cash and a car worth over $13 000 by people who called him to his surgery at night on the pretext that they needed him to attend to an ill relative....
by Staff reporter

Former Minister's robbery case suffers setback

19 February 2014 | 3428 Views
FORMER National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration co-minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu who is charged with armed robbery and theft of property worth $427 has to wait until 24 February for a ruling....
by Lulu Brenda Harris

Man assaults, robs own brother of $250

17 February 2014 | 2811 Views
ASSAULTING his brother before robbing him of $250 landed a Buhera man in trouble. Police confirmed the robbery and said Adonia Masikati (32) was assisting police with investigations....
by Mercy Ngwebvu

Armed robbers overpower cops, escape

17 February 2014 | 4022 Views
FOUR Zimbabweans on armed robbery charges wrestled and overpowered a South African police officer and escaped while being off-loaded from a truck outside Makhado District Court in the neighbouring cou...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans arrested for murder, robbery in Botswana

17 February 2014 | 2623 Views
TWO Zimbabweans, Thabani Nkala and Sunganani Tafiraushe, were arrested at a filling station in Selebi Phikwe, Botswana for alleged murder and armed robbery.Botswana's weekly Sunday Standar...
by Staff reporter

Police track down Mtukudzi robbers

12 February 2014 | 4602 Views
The trial of three men suspected to have robbed Daisy Mtukudzi of her handbag and stealing cash and valuables worth $3 000 continued yesterday with the State calling the investigating officer....
by Court Reporter

Armed robber mistakenly leaves own phone with victim

11 February 2014 | 6469 Views
A 27-YEAR-OLD armed robber was reportedly given away by his mobile phone which he mistakenly dropped at the crime scene, picking up an identical one belonging to the victim, after stealing more than R...
by Court Reporter

Zim robbers bashed and burnt to death in SA

09 February 2014 | 4181 Views
Two Zimbabwean men from Nyabane area in Plumtree, Matabeleland South area in Plumtree were reportedly killed and had their bodies burnt in Johannesburg, South Africa after they were were accused ...
by Staff reporter

Taxi driver bashed in a botched armed robbery

04 February 2014 | 2058 Views
A 25-year-old taxi driver was thoroughly beaten up by one of his victims following a botched armed robbery near Total Service Station in Beitbridge.The suspect, Forget Mlambo of Dulibadzimu at...
by Staff reporter

Mobile phone gives away serial robbers

31 January 2014 | 3676 Views
Three alleged serial robbers who were arrested after police tracked their phone calls have appeared before a Mbare magistrate. The ...
by Court Reporter

Kombi door operator robs passenger

21 January 2014 | 2910 Views
A COMMUTER omnibus conductor yesterday appeared in court facing allegations of robbery as defined in Section 126 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act after using the commuter omnibus to r...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean woman raped, robbed of R500

20 January 2014 | 4380 Views
A 25 year-old Zimbabwean woman was raped and robbed of R500 by an unknown man at a bushy area near Beitbridge Border Post.Lt Mudau said the incident occurred on January 13, at about 11PM whil...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean couple robbed in South Africa

20 January 2014 | 3619 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN couple on holiday in South Africa was robbed of R5,100, two cellphones and car keys at gunpoint by two unknown men who stormed into their room at a lodge in Musina.South African p...
by Staff reporter

Armed robber shot dead by police

20 January 2014 | 3313 Views
A 30-YEAR-OLD suspected robber and car jacker was shot dead in Masvingo after exchanging fire with police last week. The incident occurred in Zimuto. Provincial police spokesperson for...
by Staff reporter

Stolen taxi used in robberies

18 January 2014 | 2304 Views
POLICE in Gweru have launched an investigation after three men robbed a taxi driver of his car and later used the car to rob a private college in Mkoba suburb.Midlands Police spokesperson Insp...
by Staff reporter

Man steals gun, kills security guard

16 January 2014 | 3415 Views
A Bulawayo man allegedly stole a gun before murdering a security guard during a robbery.Herbert Learnmore Chikiwa was not asked to plead when he appeared before the Harare Magistrates' Court ...
by Staff reporter

Robbers make off with $30,000 in service station heist

15 January 2014 | 4328 Views
Eight armed men pounced on a service station in Banket, Mashonaland West province, and made off with nearly $30 000 cash and groceries worth $570 early on Monday.The robbers arrived at MacMorg...
by Staff reporter

Motorist loses car to robbers, female passenger raped

17 January 2014 | 3258 Views
A Norton motorist, Tatenda Sumburera , was robbed of his car, cash and mobile phone by three men who went on to rape a female passenger he had offered a lift on Saturday.Mashonaland West prov...
by Staff reporter

Armed robber on the loose

17 January 2014 | 4015 Views
Police are looking for an armed robber who shot a male adult after robbing $800 from DJ Investments in Chikanga in Mutare on the 11th of this month.The accused entered the shop wearing a mas...
by Staff reporter

Two SA police officers arrested for armed robbery

12 January 2014 | 2891 Views
Johannesburg - Two Tshwane metro police officers were arrested for armed robbery, Gauteng police said on Saturday.Captain Augustinah Selepe said they arrested on Friday in Gezina, north of Pr...
by Staff Reporter

Undressed robbers on the prowl

12 January 2014 | 2768 Views
THE SOUND of the double term Shake-Shake usually reminds one of opaque beer that is sold in drinking places, one enjoyed most by those who cannot afford the bottled holy waters. Yet for some people, t...
by Staff reporter

Armed robbers gunned down movie style

10 January 2014 | 5250 Views
TWO armed robbers who were part of a six-man armed gang that had been terrorising and robbing people throughout the country were on Wednesday afternoon gunned down in Gweru movie style following a...
by Staff Reporter

Bulawayo retailers criticised for armed robberies

08 January 2014 | 5467 Views
BULAWAYO retailers who were recently hit by a spate of armed robberies, have been criticised for installing poor quality security systems with no capacity at all to assist police during investigation...
by Staff Reporter

Teenager stabs, robs form 3 student

06 January 2014 | 2782 Views
A Bulawayo teenager from New Lobengula has been remanded in custody for stabbing and robbing a Form 3 student of his spectacles and cap.The court heard that Daniel Moyo, who was accompanied b...
by Staff Reporter

Man (38) stabbed, robbed, left with no clothes on

02 January 2014 | 2704 Views
A 38-year-old man from Chikanga Phase 1 in Mutare was last Sunday robbed and left with no clothes on.The robbery happened at around 10pm near Daggies Bar in Chikanga. Chirisa Mudzi...
by Staff Reporter

Gun-totting robbers pounce at Munyoro Business Centre

20 December 2013 | 3228 Views
SHOP workers and customers had to scurry for cover when four armed robbers pounced at Munyoro Business Centre in Nkulumane 11 and an Ecocash outlet at Sekusile Shopping centre on Wednesday night. ...
by Staff reporter

Screaming woman scares away armed robber

18 December 2013 | 3171 Views
A Zvishavane bar lady took cover under the counter after an armed robber pounced and made earsplitting screams for help, scaring away the gun-toting robber who intended to rob her of the bar's daily ...
by Staff reporter

Armed robbers get away with $47 000

18 December 2013 | 3016 Views
A Harare man lost $47 000 cash to four armed robbers who raided his Mabelreign house last Friday afternoon.The robbers arrived in a silver Toyota Spacio and told Elijah Mabamba that they wante...
by Crime Reporter

Robber inserts fingers into victim's privates

13 December 2013 | 4351 Views
TWO armed robbers spoilt two Bulawayo lovers' night outing when they did the unimaginable! They robbed the pair of its valuables and as if that was not enough, one of them went on to insert his ...
by Staff Reporter

Man steals 8 cars in one month

13 December 2013 | 4122 Views
A Harare man has been hauled before the courts on allegations of stealing eight cars in one month.Chamunorwa Magwaza, 28, yesterday appeared before magistrate Don Ndirowei facing eight count...
by Staff reporter

4 Zimbabweans arrested in Mozambique for armed robbery

13 December 2013 | 1929 Views
FOUR Zimbabwean suspected notorious armed robbers were arrested in Mozambique after they had attempted to rob a gold dealer in September using two pistols. The four are also wanted in the cou...
by Crime Reporter

Armed robbers pounce, get away with $59,000

10 December 2013 | 4953 Views
ARMED robbers believed to be operating as an organised syndicate pounced on SonMart and RohMart supermarkets in Bulawayo and went away with over $59,000 on Sunday night.SonMart, situated in N...
by Staff reporter

Robbers hit POSB, but flee empty handed

08 December 2013 | 2106 Views
The Peoples Own Savings Bank (POSB) Gwanda branch was on Friday and Saturday closed for business after daring robbers gained entry into the bank through the rooftop in a futile bank robbery on Thursda...
by Staff reporter

Mzila-Ndlovu armed robbery case postponed

05 December 2013 | 1375 Views
Former National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration co-minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu armed robbery case is far from over after a Bulawayo magistrate postponed the case to December 12, zimbabwefocus...

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