Police arrest How Mine Gold heist robbers

05 Oct, 2022 - 13:10 0 Views
Police arrest How Mine Gold heist robbers Security company and police officers taking notes at the scene of robbery on Tuesday


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POLICE have arrested three suspects in connection with armed robbery of How-Mine’s 11.6 KGs of gold which was in transit from How Mine to Fidelity Printers, Bulawayo.

Four Firearms were also stolen.

In a statement National Police Spokespeson Assistant Paul Nyathi confirmed that the three arrested are Antony Moyo (39), Wilson Mutandwa (24) and Ernest Mutandwa (30).

Police at the scene of the armed robbery at How Mine on Tuesday

He said the other suspects are still on the run.

“Police confirms the arrest of the three in connection with an armed robbery case which occurred on October 4.

“Police received information that some of the stolen items were abandoned at a house under construction along Folly Road, West Summerton, Bulawayo.

“Detectives reacted to the report and recovered, car keys, 3 x 9mmm spent cartridges, a black glove, a 303-rifle loaded with eight live rounds and three empty metal boxes,” said Assistant Commissioner Nyathi.

He said police arrested Moyo who implicated both Wilson and Ernest.

The vehicle was left riddled with bullets after the shoot on Tuesday.

“Further investigations by the Police established that the South African registered Nissan NP 300 single cab vehicle, registration number HR3OXJGP, which was abandoned by the suspects at the scene, belongs to Ximba Nkosilathi, also known as Tonderai Vumbunu and was at times seen being driven by Antony Moyo.

“Police arrested Antony Moyo who implicated Wilson Mutandwa and Earnest Mutandwa, who were subsequently arrested,” he added.

Security company and police officers taking notes at the scene of the robbery yesterday

Ass Comm Nyathi said Earnest Mutandwa was arrested in Beitbridge while attempting to flee to South Africa.

He also said the suspects’ accomplices who include Abraham Vumbunu, Elijah Vumbunu, Israel Zulu, Diva (no further particulars known) and six other unknown suspects are on the run.

He warned armed robbery syndicates, including company employees and associates leaking information to criminals, that their days are numbered.

Assistant Commissioner Nyathi appealed for information which may lead to the arrest of the outstanding suspects.



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