TWO notorious armed robbers appeared in court yesterday after being on the run for two months.
The duo is believed to have gone into hiding after commiting a spate of robberies in Harare.
Their accomplices had been arrested.
Tongai Magoto and Maxwell Museruka appeared before regional magistrate, Marewanazvo Gofa, who remanded them in custody and advised them to apply for bail at the High Court.
The court heard that on June 16, at around 6pm, the complainant, Svodai Titi, arrived home from work and went to her bedroom where she started cleaning her gun cabinet.
Thirty minutes later, the duo and their accomplice, Edward Mawuye, who has already appeared in court broke into their home.
They allegedly manhandled the security guard, who was having supper and upon entering the kitchen, the three manhandled the maid who was cooking before assaulting her.
They allegedly then took them to the lounge and ordered them to lie down while they searched for the other occupants of the house.
They located Titi and her son, whom they dragged into the lounge, and tied them together with the maid and the guard.
They threatened to Titi prompting her to surrender US$2800 which was in her bag.
They asked for the safe and the gun cabinet and they took a 9mm Salsimaz pistol, which had eight rounds.
They further took her Samsung Galaxy Note 22 Ultra and went away.
Titi’s son untied himself and then untied the security guard and the maid then called his father, Chesani Jaidi who was coming from his work place in Chitungwiza and advised him of the robbery.