Toll gate drama: Clever motorist hands robbers to police, property worth over US$15,000 recovered

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Masvingo police recover stolen property worth US$15,000, apprehend four notorious robbers

In an impressive operation, Masvingo police have apprehended four suspected notorious robbers who had been terrorizing Masvingo City and other towns across the country since the previous month. The quartet, identified as Jacob Danda (36), Michael Moyo (also known as Joseph Ushe) (27), Tinashe Marufu (23), and Prince Ncube (37), were involved in a spree of robberies, targeting both individuals and homes in suburbs such as Victoria Ranch, Rhodene, Clovery, and Zimre Park.

The suspects employed menacing tactics, brandishing machetes and knives to intimidate their victims into surrendering cash, laptops, clothing, and footwear. However, the diligent efforts of the police have led to the recovery of stolen property estimated to be worth over US$15,000.

The breakthrough in the case occurred when Moyo and Danda were offered a ride to Bulawayo by a motorist who became suspicious of their behaviour. The concerned motorist promptly contacted the police, leading to the interception of the suspects at a toll gate along the Mashava-Mhandamabwe route. It was revealed that Moyo and Danda had recently carried out a robbery in Zimre Park suburb, where they had threatened the occupants with a machete before making off with their belongings.

While Moyo and Danda proceeded to Bulawayo, Marufu and Ncube ventured to Zaka. However, the swift action of the police resulted in the arrest of the former duo, who then assisted detectives in apprehending their counterparts in Zaka.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa Danda, confirmed that the four suspects will soon face court proceedings. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the police, stolen property with an estimated value exceeding US$19,000 has been successfully recovered.

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