A 34-year-old police sergeant attached to Tshilwavhusiku police station is one of the one thousand five hundred and fifty four (1554) suspects arrested for various crimes committed in the Province over the past week. The Sergeant, who is also a detective, was arrested on Sunday morning, together with a security officer for armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery that took place at a Filling Station in Madombidzha on 13 August 2020.
The Sergeant was positively linked with the incident following thorough police investigations. During this armed robbery, three security guards transporting cash arrived at this filling station and one alighted from the vehicle before offloading the money. He was suddenly accosted by one suspect (Police Sergeant) armed with a firearm, who disarmed him of his Service pistol. Another group of about eight suspects emerged and started shooting at the cash van.
The suspects thereafter fled in a silver Toyota Hilux. A security guard aged 37, was later arrested in connection with the incident.
The policeman, Ramarumo Tshifhiwa and his accomplice have appeared in Tshilwavhusiku magistrate’s court on 31 August 2020, facing charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He was remanded in custody until 3 September 2020, for formal bail application.
His accomplice, Matome Rathidili was granted bail of R5000.00. All the other suspects have started appearing before the different magistrate courts around the Province.
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