A Harare agency misplaced US$166 000 in a theft that noticed the corporate’s safety guard being bundled right into a Honda Match and being dumped close to Mukuvisi River.
Police have arrested three suspects and are on the path of 5 others.
Yesterday, a 3rd suspect, Justin Chibaya (37) appeared in court docket dealing with armed theft fees.
Chibaya appeared earlier than Harare Justice of the Peace Mr Dennis Mangosi, who remanded him in custody and instructed him solely the Excessive Courtroom might entertain a bail software.
The court docket heard that on Might 4 at round 8.50pm, Chibaya, who was within the firm of Muchineripi Rambanepasi and Collen Chibowa who’re already in custody, and 5 others who’re nonetheless at massive, approached the safety guard.
It’s the State’s case that one robber produced a pistol and ordered the safety guard to lie on his again, and he complied. The gang tied his fingers and legs from behind with cable ties and put him on the entrance passenger seat of their getaway automotive.
The court docket heard that one of many robbers remained behind guarding the safety guard whereas three others looked for workplace keys and located them within the guard room.
They used the keys to open the entrance fundamental doorways and upon approaching the workplace that had money, they compelled open the door.
Whereas inside, they took a blue protected containing money US$166 000 and loaded it into their getaway automotive, earlier than dumping the safety guard, whose fingers had been nonetheless tied, close to Mukuvisi River alongside Ardbernnie Highway.
The gang then drove off.
A part of the stolen cash, amounting to US$11 000, was recovered from Chibaya, and he led police to the restoration of the getaway automotive.
He then led detectives to the place the place they compelled open the protected and a few iron filings had been picked up from there.