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Two robbers gunned down in shoot-out with cops

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Two armed robbery suspects were Tuesday gunned down in a fierce shoot-out with police officers in Kadoma while five people were also robbed of cash and valuables at gun point in Harare a day earlier.

Police revealed the incident saying the dead suspects were part of a gang of eight that found itself exchanging gun fire with its details.

“The ZRP confirms a shooting incident which occurred at James area, Patchway, Kadoma today at about 0800 hours btwn Police detectives and eight armed robbery suspects.

“Following a robbery incident which occurred at Innez Mine, Kadoma on 25/04/22 at 2300 hours, the Police crack team on armed robbery intercepted the suspect’s Nissan Caravan vehicle (AFH6988) which was used during the robbery and flagged it stop.

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“The suspects tried to attack police officers with machetes and a shootout ensued resulting in the arrest of three suspects.

“Two of the suspects later died upon admission at Kadoma General Hospital due to the injuries sustained during the shootout.

“The gang is linked to a series of armed robbery cases which occurred in Kadoma, Norton and Chegutu.”

Meanwhile, five people were robbed of cash and valuables worth over US$7 000 after they had a breakdown in Harare’s Budiriro suburb Monday.

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Polce said the incident occurred along Second Street, Budiriro 1, Harare.

The five robbery victims were aboard a Toyota Granvia vehicle.

Said the police in a Twitter update, “The driver pulled off the road after realizing a tyre puncture on his vehicle before 4 unknown suspects in an unmarked blue Honda Fit vehicle stopped on the pretext that they wanted to assist. They brandished an unidentified pistol & demanded valuables from all the occupants.”

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