The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Fri­day, Novem­ber 15,1991 — A man was shot in the arm in Bu­l­awayo when po­lice opened fire as he tried to es­cape after rob­bing a woman with four other mem­bers of the gang.

The man is in cus­tody. One other mem­ber of the gang was ar­rested dur­ing the chase that en­sued after the rob­bery, when he ran into a squad of plain clothes po­lice­men who were on pa­trol in the area. A po­lice spokesman said a gang of four robbed a woman at the in­ter­sec­tion of Fort Street and 10th Av­enue on Wed­nes­day.

Two of the rob­bers held the woman while the other two took her goods, he said. Two plain clothes po­lice­men came to the woman’s res­cue and when they iden­ti­fied them­selves to the rob­ber, the gang fled from the scene.

The po­lice gave chase. The spokesman said that two warn­ing shots were fired when the rob­ber re­fused to com­ply with an or­der to stop. When the rob­bers con­tin­ued run­ning the po­lice shot one man in the arm. Two mem­bers of the gang are still at large. The man who was shot was said to be out of dan­ger.

The po­lice said he only sus­tained a mi­nor in­jury in the arm. The woman who was robbed was re­ported to have fled from the scene of the rob­bery. The po­lice said they were anx­ious to talk to her.

“Can she please re­port to the near­est po­lice sta­tion be­cause we would like to talk to her about the rob­bery”, the po­lice spokesman said. Some of the stolen goods were re­cov­ered and the po­lice are try­ing to de­ter­mine the value. The spokesman said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing.

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