Ex-policeman faces armed robbery rap

HARARE - A 46-year-old ex-police officer allegedly stormed Total Service Station in Harare’s Central Business District and robbed cash at gun-point.

Dzingira Cheche appeared before Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya last Friday facing two counts of armed robbery. The court heard Cheche attacked Milton Maambiwa, a cashier at
Total Service Station, and Takunda Chimhanda, a fuel attendant, on May 1.

It is alleged that the incident happened at around 4pm, when Maambiwa was in the cash office together with Chimhanda.

Cheche approached the two armed with a CZ Pistol, which was loaded with a magazine of three live rounds, the court heard.

According to State papers, Cheche opened the cash office door, which was not locked, before ordering the two to lie down. He demanded cash and mobile phones.

It is alleged that Maambiwa gave the ex-cop $437 and a mobile phone.

Cheche also demanded Chimhanda’s cell phone, before he fled, leaving the two lying on the floor.

The matter was reported to police, leading to Cheche’s arrest.  The court heard that the two complainants managed to identify Cheche at an identification parade conducted on August 7.

According to State papers, the cash and mobile phone robbed from Maambiwa were valued at $512. No cash was recovered.

Chimhanda’s cellphone, according to State papers, was recovered from Partson Kutama, through Cheche.

Mujaya remanded Cheche in custody to Thursday.

Comments (1)

These are the so called police! They are just a ZANU PF militia masquerading as law enforcement personnel. The majority of Zimbabwean police are not to be trusted, are extortionists, torturers, murderers and are not looked at by the citizens as a helpful lot.

Bingo Wokwa Gutu - 27 August 2014

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