One shot dead, two arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery

Bongokuhle Moyo, Online Reporter

POLICE shot a suspected armed robber dead and arrested two others who were in a Toyota RunX vehicle on their way to Chiredzi where they intended to commit a robbery.

The incident occurred on 14 February 2024 in Ngundu, Masvingo.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said, ”The police crack team intercepted Pardon Shoko (36), Brain Jazi (36) and Joseph Makuvise (43), who had parked their motor vehicle in a bush and started walking towards Ngundu Business Centre, before ordering them to lie on the ground.”

Shoko resisted arrest and he pointed a LLAMA Trade Mark Gabilondo Y Ciavitoria (ESPANA) pistol at the police officers.

“The suspect was shot in the shoulder and referred to a local clinic where he died on admission”, said Assist Commissioner Nyathi

Assist Commissioner Nyathi said, “The arrest of Brain Jazi and Joseph Makuvise led to the recovery of a LLAMA Trade Mark Gabilondo Y Ciavitoria (ESPANA) pistol loaded with two rounds, 10 plastic cable ties, a hammer, a black and silver torch, four cell phones and an Econet sim card.”

“Investigations carried out linked the suspects to an armed robbery case which occurred at Robel Prowel Hardware in Masvingo CBD in January 2024 where the suspects attacked the victim before stealing US$38 455 and R18 000. The suspects are also linked to another robbery case which occurred in January 2024 at a college in ZEXCOM Masvingo, where the suspects attacked a victim before stealing USD$23 000 from a safe.”

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