Bogus detectives nabbed in Marondera

by | Jul 11, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments

Staff Writer

Criminal Investigation Department detectives in Marondera last week recovered a stolen Mercedes Benz which bore South African registration.

At the time of its recovery, the vehicle was occupied by two persons who had impersonated detectives under the pretext of investigating a case that had been committed in South Africa by the complainant, a Mr Stewart Mugara.

The four accused persons acting in common purpose left Chitungwiza proceeding to Mabhauwa area which is in the periphery of Marondera town driving a Honda Fit.

Three of the accused persons proceeded to Mugara`s house, where they identified themselves as law enforcement officers who were running an investigation.

They reportedly handcuffed Mugara and ransacked his house and they assaulted the complainant demanding cash.

Two of the accused person reportedly got into the complainant’s Mercedes Benz in which there were some three cellphones and drove off, whilst the other two fled in their Honda Fit.

A report was made and detectives from CID Marondera swiftly mounted a security roadblock at 71km peg along Harare –Mutare highway leading to the arrest of two of the four accused persons namely Jackson Banda (41) of Unit A Seke and Shadreck Mubango (45) of Zengeza 2,Chitungwiza.

Upon arrest, the police managed to recover Mercedes Benz C22, cellphones and a pair of handcuffs all valued at 5 900-00 USD.

The two accused persons are currently in police custody and are assisting police with investigations.
The other two are still at large.

Law enforcement has urged members of the public to equip their properties with modern technology like anti-hijack and vehicle tracking mechanisms so that it would assist police during investigations.