Harare Robber Who Survived ‘Shootout On Friday’ Had Been Released On Bail 3 Days Before:
In an updated from the investigations that were made on the robber who survived a shootout on Friday in Harare CBD, it is recorded that surviving robber out of the 6 armed robbers had just been released in jail on bail pending appeal three days before the shootout.
According to the Herald, The accused, Blessing Bheura (29) was reportedly arrested for armed robbery in Murehwa and he had been released on bail last week on Tuesday exactly 3 days before he was arrested in Harare for robbing a shop owner and resisting arrest and open firing at CID police officers who wanted to arrest them.
Bheura is reported to have made use of a pistol that he had stolen from the safe in the house of a Waterfalls couple this year before he started committing criminal activities.
Police said some of the suspects who died during the shoot-out were on their wanted list for committing a series of armed robberies in and around Harare.
The shootout occurred last week in the Harare CBD after police had received a tip-off that the robbers were planning to pounce on the businessman, and they ambushed them soon after the robbery
Police were forced to return fire and four of the armed robbers were killed while Bheura and Tichaona Kariwa (33) of Domboshava were arrested.
Those that were killed are Constable Kudzai Kanjera (41) of ZRP Hatfield, Admire Nhetekwa (26), Brian Chibaya (37) and Tatenda Chari (35).
This is not the first time that criminals released on bail have committed crimes before being rearrested.
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