ZRP’s Criminal Investigation Department launched a manhunt for 13 people who are behind a string of robberies around Harare, The Herald reports. The 13 are also wanted for skipping bail after they were released by the courts on bail. Some of them are believed to have skipped the country to totally evade arrest.
ZRP has urged members of the public with information that may lead to the arrest of the following to come forward:
- Prince Makodza
- Liberty Mupamhanga
- Godfrey Mupamhanga
- Decide Rice
- Gerald Chiro
- Prince Zakeo
- Wonder Amidu
- Godfrey Josi
- Ernest Temai Vumbunu
- George Munyaradzi Muchanyangwa
- Fanuel Chikadaya
- Peter Mushipe
- Edward Matinyenya.
According to the publication some of the criminals committed the following offenses:
- Prince Makodza was one of six suspected armed robbers donning Zimbabwe National Army regalia and Zimbabwe Republic Police attire who allegedly robbed a Harare businessman of over $100 000 cash at his Borrowdale house after getting inside information from his nephew. He was also allegedly part of a gang that pounced on Blue Circle company premises in Willowvale and blasted safes containing $55 000 after stabbing a security guard. Makodza was allegedly in the company of Liberty Mupamhanga, Aaron Nyamajiwa, Munyaradzi Chikarara, Vincent Kondo, Adam Kapalasa and Taurai Dzingai. In another incident, Makodza and crew allegedly went to Total Service Station in Warren Park 1 and tied two security guards’ hands before carrying them to the back of the building. They broke into the shop and used a hammer to break a wall cash safe containing $8 500 and another Chubb safe containing $3 500 before they fled from the scene. Makodza also allegedly broke into Glad Tidings Church in Glen Norah B and stole a safe containing $30 000 while in the company of Nyamadzawo and Knowledge Kamucheche.
- August 2018, police arrested six suspected armed robbers, including a woman believed to be part of an 11-member gang that got away with US$50 000 and over $46 000 in bond notes in separate incidents. Among the six was Decide Rice of Devon Farm in Kadoma and the other five were Godknows Shumba of Hatcliffe, Harare, Alvin Matimure of Unit N, Chitungwiza, Febie Chabwera of Borrowdale Brooke in Harare, Peter Mutungira and Ishmael Mutungira.