Three no­to­ri­ous rob­bers nabbed

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Abel Zhakata Se­nior Re­porter

A COM­BINED op­er­a­tion by po­lice de­tec­tives from Mu tare and N yang a has re­sulted int hear rest of three wanted rob­bers sus­pected to be be­hind a series of crimes that wrecked the two town sin re­cent weeks.

The ar­rest of the trio — Sineyi Saini (30) of 3183 Chikanga 2, Mutare, Tinashe Rakandwa Maguhu (30) of 41 Mazhambe Sakubva, Mutare and Bless­ing Maxwell Mazam­buko (33) of Fed­er­a­tion 2 Dangamvura, Mutare — has helped the po­lice re­cover an as­sort­ment of stolen prop­erty worth thou­sands of dol­lars.

This week the crim­i­nals led de­tec­tives to var­i­ous crime scenes and showed the cops how they ex­e­cuted the crimes.

Manic al and po­lice spokesman, In­spec­tor T av hir­ingw aK ako­hwa, said the po­lice were still re­cov­er­ing a litany of house­hold prop­erty that had been sold by the sus­pects.

Cir­cum­stances to the cases are that some­time in Septem­ber this year, de­tec­tives from Mutare who were on pa­trol gath­er­ing crim­i­nal in­tel­li­gence in Sakub va re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that there were some crim­i­nals who were com­mit­ting a series of un­law­ful en­try cases.

The crim­i­nals were said to be tar­get­ing elec­tri­cal gad­gets and were sell­ing the loot to Tina she G wand a (34) of House Num­ber 100 Mazhambe, Sakubva.

De­tec­tives quickly re­acted to the tip off and they man­aged to re­cover some of the prop­erty that had been stolen from three com­plain ants. The com­plainant s were Mutsa Kuwenyi (58) from Mu tasa,T end ai Kembo (24) from Nyanga and Hellen Sibuy­ile Dh­li­wayo (38) from Mu­tasa.

With that in­for­ma­tion at hand, de­tec­tives from Mutare and Nyanga teamed up and made a fol­low up on the ac­cused per­sons who had been on the run.

The team re­lied on in­form­ers and even­tu­ally ap­pre­hended the three sus­pect sin Mu tare.ar­rest, more stolen prop­erty was re­cov­ered.

Al­though de­tec­tives were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the trio’ s in­volve­ment in some un­solved cases, yes­ter­day (Thurs­day) the sus­pects were al­ready fac­ing three con­firmed counts of rob­bery.

In one of the counts that hap­pened on Septem­ber 24, the ac­cused per­sons went to Kuwenyi’s house dur­ing the night. They used an iron bar to force open the main door and en­ter the house. While in­side, they stole a 32 inch Toshiba plasma tele­vi­sion set and an as­sort­ment of other items.

On the same day the sus­pects pounced on Kembo’s house and forced their way in by break­ing a kitchen door. They stole two brand new Has qua van a chain saws ,42 inch Sam­sung plasma tele­vi­sion set ,55 inch Sam­sung curve smart tele­vi­sion set, mi­crowave, 10 crates cas­tle lite beer, PVR de­coder and some other items. The stolen prop­erty was val­ued at $24 000.

Two days later the ac­cused per­sons went t oS a in i’ s res­i­dence armed with iron bars. They forced their way into the house and pro­ceeded to the com­plainant’s bed­room where they used a rope to tie the com­plainant’s hands and threat­ened her with a knife.

They pulled the com­plainant to the din­ing room where they stole a four plate stove, KI Cup right re­frig­er­a­tor ,32 inch tele­vi­sion set, two plate gas stove, cell phones and sev­eral other items.

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