Four Fake Cops Arrested In Chiredzi
16 August 2021
Police in Chiredzi on Wednesday arrested four suspected robbers who used fake police IDs during their operations. The four were nabbed at Vhurumuku shopping centre.
Two of the robbers Ronny Gumbo (36) and Amos Zhou (47) are from Dulabadzimu in Beitbridge, the third Tinashe Matinyarare (34) is of Tapitapi, Tshovani while the fourth Brian Mutero (30) is of Murodza Village under Chief Chimombe, Bhasera.
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Masvingo Provincial police spokesperson, Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the development to Masvingo Mirror.
He said the suspects used the same modus operandi to rob two people of their hard-earned cash.
They reportedly approached two complainants on two different occasions and threw a bundle of fake US dollar notes in front of the complainants.
The suspects then lured complainants to a private place to share the money.
On arrival at the rendezvous, the suspects would then produce fake police IDs and rob their victims of their cash and cellphones.
The accused were travelling in a green Mercedes Benz E320. Gumbo was reportedly the ringleader of the group.