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Miner worker robbed of US$15 000, 49g of gold and a cellphone

Miner worker robbed of US$15 000, 49g of gold and a cellphone

Paul Nyathi

Two armed robbers who were posing as police officers were arrested by the police in Mutawatawa Mashonaland East province. 

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The pair of Chikomborero Gono (28) and Luckson Tsingano (32), robbed Tinotenda Karumazondo (21) employed at a local gold milling company of USD15 000, 49g gold and a cellphone then kidnapped him, tying him with shoelaces and spraying him with an unknown substance which made him unconscious. 

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the arrest in a Twitter post said, “Police in Mutawatawa joined hands with members of the public and managed to arrest two of the several armed robbery suspects, who were masquerading as police officers. 

“The suspects robbed Tinotenda Karumazondo (21) employed at a local gold milling company of US$15 000, 49 grammes of gold and a cellphone before kidnapping him, tying him with shoelaces and spraying him with an unknown substance that made him unconscious.” 

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A member of the public reportedly sustained a gunshot wound on the palm during the robbery. 

Gono and Tsingano are assisting police with investigations, while a manhunt has since been launched for the other unidentified suspects. 

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