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Axe robber unleash reign of terror, axes 12

31 July 2014 | 2000 Views
AN AXE wielding robber who unleashed a reign of terror in Bulawayo's Pumula suburb after waylaying his victims on different occasions and axing them on the same spot has been arrested.Aleck M...
by Plaxcedes Hove

Notorious robbers hide loot worth thousands at graveyard

30 July 2014 | 4576 Views
POLICE in Bulawayo have discovered a hideout a stone‘s throw from West Park Cemetery used by thieves to stash property stolen from premises in the city centre and houses from surrounding suburbs...
by Senior Reporter

Pregnant woman jailed for robbery

30 July 2014 | 1989 Views
A 23-YEAR-OLD pregnant woman was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison after she pleaded guilty to a charge of robbery.Thubelihle Ncube and her five accomplices pounced on Admire Moyo, ...
by Plaxcedes Hove

Teen girl apprehends 'robber'

29 July 2014 | 2650 Views
A 16-year-old school girl who was mugged and robbed of her mobile phone last year, exhibited rare bravery when she spotted her suspected aggressor last week and dragged him to the police with the help...
by Staff reporter

Soldiers in robbery spree

28 July 2014 | 2726 Views
TWO soldiers and three civilian accomplices have been locked up in remand cells pending trial for allegedly arming themselves with logs and pouncing on three Gokwe residents' homes and robbing them o...
by Staff reporter

Omega Sibanda robbery gang busted

24 July 2014 | 2913 Views
FOUR armed robbers, three of them hardened criminals with previous convictions, who on Monday allegedly broke into businessman Omega Sibanda's offices and stole property valued at more than $25,000 ha...
by Temba Dube

Man spends 12 hrs drenched in sewage

21 July 2014 | 3579 Views
A man coming from a beer-drink spent 12 hours drenched in sewage after being thrown in a drain by suspected robbers. Silas Tsvigu, 33, of Emganwini suburb, is lucky to be alive after he w...
by Plaxcedes Hove

'Robber' escapes from court

16 July 2014 | 2441 Views
A suspected robber yesterday escaped from police custody at the Harare Magistrates' Courts while police officers were busy processing his docket.Delight Mandara (25) arrived at the court aroun...
by Fungai Lupande

Zimbabwean asylum seeker up for SA armed robbery

14 July 2014 | 2625 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN asylum-seeker appeared before a South African court last Tuesday to answer a charge of armed robbery.Poslet Mapuranga, 26, who owns a car mechanic business in Kimberly, is accuse...
by Staff reporter

Man feigns madness after robbing schoolboy

13 July 2014 | 1059 Views
A MAN from Zaka allegedly stripped naked before feigning madness after being caught red-handed, stealing money from a 10-year-old boy at Jerera Growth Point.Appearing before Zaka resident ...
by Staff reporter

Cop killed while taking part in armed robbery

06 July 2014 | 2716 Views
An alleged robber, later identified as a police officer, has been killed and another man wounded during a shoot-out while robbing a business in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday....
by Sapa

Armed robbers on the rise in Zimbabwe

05 July 2014 | 2698 Views
Cases of armed robberies have increased by at least 40 percent countrywide from January to May this year compared to the same period last year. Police have attributed the increase to businessp...
by Peter Matambanadzo

Armed robbery cases on the rise - ZRP

03 July 2014 | 1669 Views
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has expressed concern over the increase in a number of armed robbery cases countrywide as they went up by 37% since the beginning of the year.In a statement, the...
by Staff Reporter

Two armed robbers shot dead - Video

30 June 2014 | 6384 Views
Police have shot dead two robbers and arrested two others after they robbed a Norton company of $26000.The two robbers, who were being tracked by detectives from the CID Homicide after a tip...
by Staff Reporter

A gang of female robbers on the prowl

26 June 2014 | 4161 Views
A GANG of female robbers is on the prowl targeting churches and unsuspecting congregants during prayer sessions, police warned yesterday.In a statement national police spokesperson, Chief Supe...
by Sifundiso Ndlovu

Robbers steal 200kg safe, cash

26 June 2014 | 3510 Views
A BULAWAYO businessman was left shaken after burglars broke into his butchery and got away with a safe deposit box weighing 200kg which contained only $1,500. Robert Mlilo who runs Valley View...
by Nqobile Tshili

Bank robbers hit POSB - WhatsApp update

25 June 2014 | 5646 Views
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by Concerned Citizen

Cop robs a soldier of $600

09 June 2014 | 2599 Views
A police officer stationed at Chivi outpost in Masvingo allegedly robbed a soldier of $600.The police officer, Constable Herbert Rukatya, 25, allegedly robbed the soldier Martin Zavave, 23, w...
by Staff reporter

Job hunting women tricked, robbed

01 June 2014 | 2783 Views
EIGHT desperate job-seeking women in Bulawayo were last week robbed of cash and cellphones worth hundreds of dollars by a gang of robbers that had promised to offer them jobs in Richmond.After...
by Ngonidzashe Chiutsi

Armed robber shot dead by cops

31 May 2014 | 5167 Views
Police in Mutare have shot and killed a male adult in Ferni Valley in Mutare in a shootout incident.Manicaland police spokesperson, Inspector Enock Chishiri said the incident occurred at Numbe...
by Staff Reporter

Suspected robber shot, loses manhood

27 May 2014 | 6490 Views
A Bulawayo trio- that included a man who lost his manhood after being shot at by police during his arrest for allegedly committing armed robbery- was last week acquitted of the crime at the Bulawayo ...
by Staff reporter

Robber forces victim to touch his manhood

27 May 2014 | 5077 Views
A ROBBER from Bulawayo's Hillcrest suburb allegedly held a family hostage and forced family members to watch as he forced a woman in the house to touch his manhood while he inserted his fingers in her...
by Mpumelelo Nyoni

Robbers strike at Kumalo Primary School

23 May 2014 | 2668 Views
A group of daring thieves broke into Kumalo Primary School offices in Bulawayo and went away with more than $3,000. The break-in and theft occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. Sources tol...
by Pamela Shumba

Matabeleland South police warn of highway robberies

22 May 2014 | 2785 Views
Matabeleland Matabeleland South police have warned the public about a spate of 'movie style' highway robberies that ha...
by Staff reporter

Convicted armed robber acquitted due to lack of evidence

19 May 2014 | 2607 Views
ARMED robber, Conference Ngwenya, who is serving a 21-year jail sentence for robbing Osiphatheleni, had every reason to smile after fresh robbery charges were dropped due to lack of evidence....
by Court Reporter

SA armed robbery caught on camera - Video

16 May 2014 | 5658 Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_34TUbV_uM ...
by Staff Reporter

Robbers reduce security guards to amateurs

14 May 2014 | 3242 Views
Two security guards in Kwekwe were reduced to amateurs when they lost a pistol and a magazine with seven rounds to three masked men. Police say the three suspects who are still at large, attac...
by Staff reporter

Armed robber shot after high-speed chase

13 May 2014 | 2907 Views
A suspected female armed robber was shot in the left thigh, while her male accomplice escaped unhurt during a high-speed chase by police detectives in Kuwadzana Extension, Harare, yesterday. ...
by Yeukai Karengezeka

Injured armed robbers appear at hospital bedside court

08 May 2014 | 3479 Views
THREE armed robbers who had to flee for their lives when a senior ranger from the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in Bulawayo disarmed them and thoroughly beat them, appeared in court swathed ...
by Staff reporter

Woman uses toy gun to commit armed robbery

07 May 2014 | 4002 Views
A 26-year-old Bulawayo woman has been arrested after allegedly using a toy gun to rob a hiker of R1 000.Patience Nkomo was arrested on Friday by Bulawayo police after conniving with her four o...
by Mafu Sithabile

Serial armed robber gets 84 year jail term

07 May 2014 | 1549 Views
A SERIAL armed robber-cum-carjacker from Shurugwi has learnt that crime does not pay when he was slapped with a cumulative 84-year jail sentence after he was convicted of 22 counts of armed robber...
by Staff reporter

Game ranger bites, disarms three armed robbers

03 May 2014 | 3313 Views
A SENIOR ranger from the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in Bulawayo disarmed three armed robbers before thoroughly assaulting them, forcing them to beat a hasty retreat after they attempted t...
by Staff Reporter

Armed robbers flee as victim runs amok

28 April 2014 | 4583 Views
An armed robber and his accomplice had to run for dear life after their victim, tired of being continuously beaten, snapped and soundly thrashed him.The victim, Bhekisisa Maphosa, a petrol...
by Staff Reporter

2 armed robbers jailed for 20 years each

27 April 2014 | 1870 Views
TWO Harare men were last week jailed for an effective 17 years each after being convicted of robbing a taxi driver and other people of their belongings.They made off wi...
by Staff reporter

Armed robbers captured on camera

26 April 2014 | 3545 Views
POLICE have launched a manhunt for three armed robbers who were captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) robbing a supermarket in Bulawayo’s Emganwini suburb recently....
by Nqobile Tshili

'Armed' robbers acquitted

20 April 2014 | 1756 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 | 4504 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 | 1828 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 | 3210 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 | 3485 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 | 2187 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 | 4617 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 | 4473 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 | 2276 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 | 4261 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 | 1886 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 | 2282 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 | 2905 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 | 3829 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 | 6471 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

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