Epworth robbers jailed 12 years each

HARARAE – Three Epworth robbers were on Monday sentenced to a 12-year jail term each after robbing a photographer in his home and immobilising him by tying him to his partner using telephone cords.

Peter Madyora, 27, Passmore Kaitano,32, and Shepard Nyandoro, 31, were jailed by regional magistrate Fadzai Mthombeni.

The trio broke into Mitchell Robert’s Greendale home and stole clothes, cash and a car.

Facts leading to the conviction are that on April 11 this year, Robert retired to bed with his partner Casciati Renata and made sure that his windows and doors were locked.

On the same night, Madyora and his accomplices  went to Robert’s house armed with knives and iron bars and illegally gained entry into the bedroom.

Prosecutor Liberty Gono said the four men threatened the couple with the weapons, demanding cash and other valuables before they tied the two using telephone cords and belts on both hands and legs.

It is the State’s case that the trio took $350 from the bedroom before ransacking the house and seizing clothes and other items.

The three loaded the loot into Robert’s car and drove away, leaving the couple tied up on the floor.

The court heard that Robert managed to free himself and reported the matter to the police.

On May 11, detectives received information that Madyora was part of the gang of robbers and went to Kedish Shopping Centre in Epworth where they arrested him.

Madyora was interviewed by the police and he implicated Kaitano and Nyandoro as his accomplices. On March 17, the car was recovered abandoned in an open space area in Chitungwiza.

Searches conducted in Epworth led to the recovery of some of the stolen property and Madyora led the police to the scene of the crime and how it was commissioned

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