Three Armed Robbers Arrested In Shoot Out And Two Detectives Injured In Bulawayo

By Desire Tshuma

Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed the arrest of Alex Cabangani Moyo (37) , Vusumuzi Moyo (27) and Mlungisi Sibanda (44) after a shoot out in Bulawayo on July 31 2023 .

This is in connection with a case of armed robbery which occurred at Insindi Ranch in Gwanda on 30 July 2023 where three family members were attacked and robbed of US$7 800. 00, jewellery worth US$200.00 and a Bulawayo Agricultural Show Society trophy , 15×9mm live ammunition , FN 9mm , Pistol loaded with 13 rounds , Cadiz 0.38 revolver and an empty magazine were stolen.

“On 31 July 2023 detectives from Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested Mlungisi Sibanda in Bulawayo Center along Jason Moyo street between 9th and 10th avenues after receiving information which linked to the robbery case . The suspect implicated Alex Cabangani Moyo leading to the arrest in Cowdry Park in Bulawayo on 1 August 2023 ” said Senior Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.

He further said the arrested led to the recovery of two pellet guns , 9 mm Park Retay Mod 92 firearm with 5 rounds and a Bulawayo Agricultural Show Society trophy. Alex Cabangani Moyo implicated Mlungisi Sibanda leading to the arrest at a house in Nkata 9 in Bulawayo after a shoot out . Alex Cabangani Moyo implicated Simelweyinkosi Dube (28) and led detectives to Simelweyinkosi Dube’s girlfriend at Simelweyinkosi’s residence in Cowdry Park where Simelweyinkosi managed to escape after a shoot out. Simelweyinkosi was using his girlfriend Siwinile Ndlovu as a shield during the shoot out.

As a result two detectives , Detective Assistant Inspector Richard Charamba (47) and Detective Constable Albert Madziva (41) as well as Siwinile Ndlovu were injured and are admitted at Mpilo Hospital.

The ZRP is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of Simelweyinkosi Cube whose known residential address is 5865 Emganwini Bulawayo . Anyone with information is urged to contact Police National Complaints desk on ( 0242)703631 or whatsapp on 0712800197 or report to the nearest police station.

Meanwhile the Zimbabwe Republic Police warns armed robbery syndicates that there is no going back in the fight against the crime . ” Therefore any form of confrontation or resistance will be met with appropriate response and they shall face the full wrath of the law ” concludes Senior Assistant Commissioner Nyathi .

Last week another armed robbery syndicate in Harare were arrested two of them died in a shoot out with the Detectives while four were arrested. There have been high armed robbery cases recorded in Zimbabwe in recent years and they have been most of them caught and taken to the courts and prosecuted .

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