Mt Darwin Duo Caught Over A Wave Of Robberies And Break-Ins

Two suspected infamous robbers, Shepherd Kamhandu (19) and Douglas Kaingidza (39) have been apprehended by police in the Mashonaland Central province.

The duo is allegedly connected to a string of robberies and break-ins that occurred in the Mt Darwin district between July 29, 2023, and January 27 of this year.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the national police spokesperson, said in a statement that the two were caught by the public in Rushinga while selling suspected “pilfered goods.”

“Detectives were able to connect the two suspects to a case of theft and unlawful entry that happened at Kandeya township, Mount Darwin. In that case, the suspects broke into a store and took away 100 bricks of Pacific Storm and Breeze cigarettes, 45 bricks of Everest cigarettes, one brick of Madison cigarettes, three crates of Carling Black Label Quarts, one by 750 mls of Hunters beer, and one by 750 mls of Mayfair beer, All of which were valued at US$1 286,” read his statement.

According to Nyathi, the duo’s arrest led to the recovery of 70 bricks of cigarettes, various clothes, blankets, a 32-inch television set, five gas tanks, jewellery, cellphones, and other accessories all valued at US$1 787.00.

“Investigations carried out unearthed that the two suspects were linked to 24 counts of unlawful entry into premises cases, seven counts of robbery cases and four counts of theft cases,” he added.

Meanwhile, the cops have appealed for information that may lead to the arrest of Nelson Batsirai Makwengura (30) who allegedly stole 330 tonnes of Polypropylene HKR102 worth US$442 000.

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