Beitbridge R1.2 Million Robbery Suspect Nabbed

BY REX MPHISA

POLICE in Beitbridge have arrested Freeman Ndudzo a suspected armed  robber found with an assortment of guns believed to have been used in the R1.2 Million hit in the border town.

Ndudzo is also being linked to other robbery cases that occured in Beitbridge.

National police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest and discovery at least four imported pistols and live ammunition. 

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Freeman Ndudzo (32) on 5th November 2021 by detectives who were pursuing a case of unlawful entry and theft, ” said Nyathi.

“On approaching 552 Dulivhadzimo Beitbridge police officers found the suspect with a black satchel under the bed,” he said.

The satchel had a Star and three other pistols with 5 and 16 live bullets in their magazines, he said.

Ndudzo who also had seven mobile phones and a hunter’s torch told police his firearms were from South Africa, said Nyathi.

“The suspect is linked to several robbery cases that occured in Beitbridge including the purported theft of R1.2 million rands  case reported recently,” said Nyathi.

Beitbridge has in the recent past recorded several cases of targetted armed robbery in which victims were money changers, traders and shipping agents.

Cigarrettes dealers were also not spared in the numerous robberies now understood to have involved a Beitbridge businessman and an ex-convict and king-size.

The businessman and the ex-convict have just disappeared from the border town and are believed to be hiding in South Africa’s neighbouring Musina town.

Zimbabweans and South Africans alike have called for a crossborder cooperation between their countries in crime and related crossborder offences.

At the moment a cumbersome arrangement lasting months or even a year exists but that gave criminals more than enough time to evade arrests.

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