Armed rob­bers shoot three, steal $18 000

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Pa­tience Mut­siwi

THREE in­ji­vas have been ar­rested for armed rob­bery af­ter they al­legedly shot and in­jured three peo­ple in two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents and got away with $18 000.

Ernest Maregedze (28) from Gokwe, Pa­trick Zin­doga Mu­tondo (26) and Ngo­nidza­she Maty­ora (30), both from Zvisha­vane, ap­peared be­fore Gweru Mag­is­trate Mu­saiona Shortgame fac­ing armed rob­bery charges. The three were not asked to plead and were re­manded in cus­tody to Oc­to­ber 5.

The three, who al­legedly told po­lice that they work in South Africa were ar­rested in Mvuma.

Pros­e­cut­ing Mrs He­len Khosa said dur­ing the first week of Septem­ber, the ac­cused per­sons phoned one Ga­muchi­rai Ma­jaya and said they wanted to buy gold from him.

The com­plainant met them and one of them al­legedly pulled out a pis­tol and shot him once on the left leg.

They al­legedly robbed him of cash amount­ing to $500 be­fore dis­ap­pear­ing into a nearby bush, the court heard.

The pros­e­cu­tor said on an­other date, the three went to Rama­hori Farm in Con­ces­sion and met their vic­tims who had a ve­hi­cle.

“Upon ar­rival, one of the ac­cused per­sons pulled out a fire arm and fired one shot at one of the com­plainants, in­jur­ing him on the right palm and at the same time de­mand­ing cash,” said Mrs Khosa. The other two searched the ve­hi­cle and took a bag con­tain­ing cash amount­ing to $17 500, the court heard.

It is the State’s case that one of the ac­cused per­sons then fired two shots at the other com­plainant and in­jured him on the arm.

The three armed rob­bers were ar­rested in Mvuma on Septem­ber 9 fol­low­ing a po­lice tip off but noth­ing was re­cov­ered. — @patiemt­siwi

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