Articles tagged 'robbery'

Netball national team star robbed 22 December 2018     HARARE - It will be a bleak festive season for Zimbabwe netball star Claris Kwaramba after she lost her bag with valuables to robbers while returning from the AUSC Region 5 Games in Botswana early Monday morning. The Zimbabwe U20 netball team had successfully won bronze after beating...
Prostitutes rob man, go on shopping spree 18 January 2018 HARARE - Three commercial sex workers who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in Harare's Avenues area before making off with his wallet with bank cards and going on a spending spree appeared in court yesterday. Chipo Nyamande, 23, Moleen Maodzwa, 25, and Chipo Dube, 23, were advised to apply f...
Police warn of surge in armed robberies 31 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police has warned of a sharp increase in muggings around the Second Street and Churchill Avenue area in Harare. ZRP Avondale Police Station said in a notice: “We advise all citizens, residents, pedestrians and or motorists passing through Second Street and Church...
AFM robbery case opens 22 August 2017 HARARE - Five suspected armed robbers who pounced on Apostolic Faith Mission's Waterfalls church and stole cash before raping a woman were tracked using a stolen cellphone given to a wife of one of the robbers, a Harare court heard yesterday. Edmore Murambidzi, 23, Gift Kupa Mudamburi, 40, Alo...
Magistrate weighs terror gang evidence 6 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare regional magistrate yesterday weighed arguments in a contentious case in which a suspected gang of armed robbers reigned terror at mines and business premises before they were busted in August 2015, leading to the recovery of an assortment of artillery, but did not indicate when...
Kirsty Coventry in gunshot scare 14 April 2017 HARARE - Seven-time Olympic medalist Kirsty Coventry was yesterday left holding her heart in her hands following a robbery at a jewellery store in Johannesburg, South Africa — a stone's throw away from where she was having coffee. Only a month after the city experienced a high stakes heist tha...
It was like a movie - Billiat 23 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean international Khama Billiat has described the moment he was caught in the middle of an armed robbery in Johannesburg, South Africa last month as “like a scene from a Hollywood action movie”. The Mamelodi Sundowns forward had visited an Engen service station convenience stor...
Taxi driver robs passenger at gunpoint 19 November 2016 HARARE - A taxi driver who threatened and robbed a passenger at gunpoint was yesterday slapped with a seven-year jail term. Tinashe Jeke, 29, of New Mabvuku in Harare was convicted by regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya. [GoogleAd] Three years of the sentence were however, suspended on cond...
Police gun down armed robber in fire exchange 21 June 2016 HARARE - Police yesterday gunned down a suspected armed robber in Harare's Waterfalls suburb who was shooting back at them as he tried to escape. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba confirmed the death of the “notorious” robber who shot dead one person some few weeks ago while on a robbing sp...
Hitch-hiker stabbed, robbed 15 April 2016 HARARE - A Harare man was on Tuesday left battling for his life after he was stabbed by the occupants of an unregistered private car he had hitch-hiked. The culprits sped off with his property worth $1 500. [GoogleAd] The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has since launched a manhunt for ac...
'Prophet' up for robbery 23 September 2014 HARARE - A self-styled prophet and his accomplices were yesterday arraigned before the courts for alleged robbery. Moreblessing Zinyawu, 24, allegedly prophesied to unsuspecting people who visited his shrine that they would be robbed. He would then accompany his victims to their homes under...
Serial robbers jailed 11 years 22 May 2014 BULAWAYO - Two Bulawayo men who raided more than 12 houses and got away with property close to $15 000 have been slapped with an 11-year jail term each without an option of fine. Sothani Perfect Mudenda, 32, and Mduduzi Ngwenya, 34, pleaded guilty to the offences and were convicted on their ow...
Pair indicted for gunpoint robbery 7 April 2014 HARARE - Two men allegedly used a pair of hand cuffs and a pistol to steal a car in Harare. Lephan Mwanza Dube, 36, Tsungai Makombe, 25, appeared before Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe on Friday charged with robbery. They were remanded in custody to today for continuation of trial. Pr...
Notorious car smuggler nabbed 1 April 2014 BULAWAYO - One of Bulawayo’s most wanted robbers, Energy Muzanenhamo, who has been on the run for four years has been brought before the courts. Magistrate Gladmore Mushove denied Muzanenhamo bail and remanded him in custody up to April 4 for his trial. It is alleged that between January an...
Notorious armed robber nabbed 6 March 2014 BULAWAYO - One of the most-wanted armed robbers who has  allegedly been raiding supermarkets and fuel service stations at gunpoint in Bulawayo since last year was yesterday hauled before the courts facing armed robbery charges. Menzi Ncube, 30, of Tsholotsho and his two colleagues who are stil...
Suspected armed robberappears in court 19 February 2014 HARARE - A Taxi driver suspected to be a ringleader of a syndicate of armed robbers that have terrorised Harare has appeared in court. Christopher Chadambuka, 24, of 544 Old Canaan, Highfield, appeared in court on Monday facing five counts of robbery and three charges of unlawful entry in aggr...
Harare robber jailed 20 years 13 February 2014 HARARE - A Harare man has been jailed for 20 years after being convicted on two counts of robbery. Magistrate Themba Kuwanda sentenced Samuel Tererai Chiodze, 26, to 20 years imprisonment before suspending six years on condition of good behaviour. Prosecutor Sidom Chinzete proved that on Ap...
Police wary of spike in murder, rape cases 5 February 2014 MASVINGO - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has expressed concern over the sharp rise in cases of armed robbery, murder and rape of juveniles here over the past year. Godwin Matanga, deputy commissioner general responsible for administration, told guests during a belated end of year party fo...
Duo charged in taxi robbery 18 January 2014 HARARE - Two Harare men are up for allegedly robbing a taxi driver who had offered them transport. Paul Mambucha, 30, and Sunfall Pausiri, 24, appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei charged with robbery of a motor vehicle. The duo was remanded in custody to January 24. Prosecu...
Six men in court for armed robbery 16 January 2014 HARARE - Six men alleged to be behind a spate of robberies around the Avondale area in Harare have been hauled before the courts charged with armed robbery. Tinashe Matanhire, 33, Sam Zinhu, 22, Tapiwa Makwati, 20, Floyd Muza, 33, Christopher Chikosi, 31, and Joel Muyengwa, 23, were remanded i...
Byo man steals gun, kills guard 16 January 2014 HARARE - A Bulawayo man allegedly stole a gun before murdering a security guard during a robbery. Herbert Learnmore Chikiwa was not asked to plead when he appeared before the Harare Magistrates' Court on charges of unlawful entry, murder, robbery and attempted robbery. According to State pa...
Heroic karateka shot fighting armed robber 14 January 2014 MUTARE - A Mutare man was shot four times as he wrestled and unmasked an AK 47-rifle wielding robber, foiling his reign of terror at Machikichori Shopping Centre in Chikanga Phase 3 on Saturday evening. The robber however, made-off with close to $1 000 from GJ Investments but had to abandon hi...
Teen remanded for armed robbery 6 January 2014 BULAWAYO - An 18-year-old New Lobengula teenager has been remanded in custody for stabbing and robbing a Form 3 student of his spectacles and cap. It is the State’s case that Daniel Moyo, on December 7 at around 6pm Newman Ncube, 16 of Pumula South, was coming from Amphitheatre in company of h...
Four robbeers locked up 30 December 2013 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has jailed for 10 years each four men who at gunpoint stripped naked a Glen Norah man before robbing him. Mukai Mugadza, 37, Ishmael Moyo, 35, Daniel Muradzikwa, 23 and Balakas Enzereni, 38, were each sent to prison for 10 years after being convicted on robbery cha...
Mobile phone exposes robber 14 December 2013 BULAWAYO - A 36-year-old Bulawayo man was exposed when an unsuspecting buyer  used a stolen phone. Nhlanhla Ndlovu, 36, has appeared before the courts facing three counts of armed robbery, aggravated indecent assault and malicious damage to property. He pleaded not guilty before Magistrate ...