JUST IN: 10-year prison terms for 2 armed robbers who attacked a shopkeeper and got away with US$30


Two men sentenced to 10 years in prison for armed robbery at general dealer

In a recent development, two individuals have been handed 10-year prison sentences for their involvement in an armed robbery near Matopos Research Station. Clement Ndlovu (20) and Mduduzi Ndlovu (28) were convicted of robbing a general dealer at gunpoint on January 8 of this year.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesperson, confirmed the incident, explaining that the Ndlovu duo initially approached the shopkeeper, pretending to be legitimate customers. After purchasing refreshments, they suddenly attacked the shopkeeper and proceeded to steal various items, including US$30 in cash, a laptop, two cell phones, and a speaker box.

“They went on to attack the shopkeeper before stealing US$30 cash, a laptop, two cellphones and a speaker box,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

He said police swiftly attended the scene after the shopkeeper made a report.

“Police then tracked the robbers to Insukamini Power Station in Figtree, where they were arrested. The arrest led to the recovery of all stolen items and a Star Eibar Espania S.A Pistol 9 mm caliber,” Asst Comm Nyathi said.

They both appeared at Plumtree Regional Court where they were convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

“Members of the public are urged to be alert and report all criminal acts at any nearest police station for swift action by the police. The police assure the public that the law will take its course on criminals without fear or favour,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

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