Crime & courts

Six Armed Robbers, Carjackers Nabbed After Shoot-Out Near Mabvuku Turn-Off

Six suspected armed robbers were arrested on Thursday after a shoot-out near Mabvuku turn-off along Mutare Road.

The arrested suspects are: 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.


One of the suspects who tried to flee the scene was shot and injured on the left knee after detectives had cornered the gang. He was taken to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital for treatment and is reported to be in stable condition.

Investigations show that Kufa, Murupiri, Mbundire and Chigariro would allegedly hijack vehicles before passing them onto Makwarimba and Yekeye to sell to unsuspecting people.


In one of the cases, Kufa is alleged to have gone to a car sale in the city and approached Lemeo Chidziva alleging that he wanted to purchase an Isuzu double cab.


He asked for a test drive and Chidziva joined him. Kufa then drove the vehicle to Newlands lying that he wanted to pick up his mechanic but he picked up Murupiri.



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