How Mine Gold Heist Suspects Arrested

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the arrest of three suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Bulawayo on Tuesday morning.

In a statement, the ZRP national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said one of the three suspects was arrested in the border town of Beitbridge whilst attempting to flee into South Africa.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Antony Moyo (39), Wilson Mutandwa (24) and Ernest Mutandwa (30) in connection with an armed robbery case which occurred on 04″‘ October 2022 at the 21 km peg along Bulawayo- Now Mine Road, Douglasdale, Bulawayo, where 11.6 kgs of gold on transit from How Mine to Fidelity Printers, Bulawayo and four firearms were stolen.

“On 04th October 2022, Police received information that some of the stolen items were abandoned at a house under construction along Folly Road, West Summerton, Bulawayo. Detectives reacted to the report and recovered, car keys, 3 x 9mmm spent cartridges, a black glove, a 303 rifle loaded with eight live rounds and three empty metal boxes.

“Further investigations by the Police established that the South African registered Nissan NP 300 single cab vehicle, registration number HR3OXJGP, which was abandoned by the suspects at the scene, belongs to Ximba Nkosilathi, also known as Tonderai Vumbunu and was at times seen being driven by Antony Moyo. Police arrested Antony Moyo who implicated Wilson Mutandwa and Earnest Mutandwa, who were subsequently arrested. Earnest Mutandwa was arrested in Beitbridge while attempting to flee to South Africa,” said Ass. Comm Nyathi

He said the other suspects are on the run and warned armed robbery syndicates that their days are numbered.

“The suspects’ accomplices who include Abraham Vumbunu, Elijah Vumbunu, Israel Zulu, Diva (no further particulars known) and six other unknown suspects are on the run. Armed robbery syndicates, including company employees and associates leaking information to criminals are warned that their days are numbered,” he warned.

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