Crime & courts

Hijacking gang nabbed after shoot-out

THREE more men believed to be part of the gang of six suspected armed robbers and car jackers involved in a shoot-out with police near Mabvuku turn-off along Mutare Road have been arrested, bringing to nine the number in custody.


During the shoot out, one of the suspects was shot and injured on the left knee as he tried to flee after detectives had cornered the gang.


He was taken to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition under police guard.

Police then arrested Isaac Kufa (36) of Hatfield, Tonderai Murupiri (28), Patrick Mbundire (21), Casper Chigariro (42), all of Epworth, Hardlife Steven Makwarimba alias Stavo (45) of Goromonzi and Charles Yekeye (47) of Unit O in Chitungwiza.


A follow up was made and police arrested Elliot Taga (37), Tawanda Musamira (32), all of Epworth and Godfrey Katigu (34) of Glen Norah B.


They were arrested in Epworth by detectives from the CID vehicle theft squad and were taken to Chivhu for further investigations.



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