The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested six Riozim’s Renco Gold Mine workers in connection with a case of unlawful entry and theft in which 7 kgs of Calcine valued at US$120 000 were stolen from the mine’s gold room.
The crime according to the ZRP was captured by the mine’s CCTV leading to the arrest of the six suspects with the other three currently on run.
The police said that, after the arrest, they recovered property worth US$4 960 and ZAR 25000 which had been bought by the suspects using the proceeds of the heist.
“Police in Masvingo have arrested a Rio Zim Renco Mine worker, Davison Chivungani (23) and the mine’s five security guards, Lackson Museka (34), Vincent Mazorodze (25), Joyce Maneswa (39), Leonard Mujeri (42) as well as Chiduke Solomon, in connection with a case of unlawful entry and theft in which 7kgs of Calcine valued at US$120 000, were stolen from a gold room at Rio Zim Renco Mine on 08/01/23.
“The heist was captured by the mine’s CCTV. The arrest led to the recovery of property worth US$4 960 and ZAR 2500 which had been bought by the suspects using the proceeds of the heist.
“The suspect’s accomplices identified as Sam Sibanda, Ben Wellington and Godfrey Totamu are on the run,” the Police said.