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Armed Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot in Chitungwiza Encounter

Armed Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot in Chitungwiza Encounter

A robbery suspect named Godfrey Njoromore was shot and killed while attempting to evade arrest in Chitungwiza.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the police spokesperson, confirmed the occurrence and revealed that Njoromore succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the hospital.

The shooting followed the arrest of Benjamin Chipiri for his involvement in a December 2023 robbery. During police interrogation, Chipiri implicated Njoromore, leading detectives to take action.

Njoromore was located in Nyatsime, Chitungwiza, where he was shot in the thigh while trying to escape. He was subsequently transported to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, where he tragically passed away.

The statement reads as follows:

“SHOOTING INCIDENT IN NYATSIME, CHITUNGWIZA

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms a shooting incident involving a robbery suspect, Godfrey Njoromore (48), which occurred at a house in Nyatsime, Chitungwiza, on January 6th, 2024.

The incident follows the arrest of Benjamin Chipiri (34) for a robbery that took place on December 2nd, 2023, at a residence in Zengeza 5, Chitungwiza. The robbery resulted in the theft of US$8,164 in cash, two laptops, three cellphones, solar lights, and a BP testing machine, among other valuables. Benjamin Chipiri was apprehended by a mob after one of the victims alerted neighbors to the ongoing robbery. The other two suspects managed to escape.

The arrest led to the recovery of a laptop, solar light, BP testing machine, and an empty magazine of an FN Browning Pistol. Benjamin Chipiri implicated Godfrey Njoromore during police questioning.

On January 6th, 2024, detectives from CID Homicide, acting on received information, tracked Godfrey Njoromore to Nyatsime, Chitungwiza, where he was shot in the thigh while attempting to evade arrest. Subsequently, Godfrey Njoromore was taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, where he was pronounced dead upon admission.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police commends members of the public for providing valuable information and reiterates its unwavering commitment to combating armed robbery syndicates involving both local and foreign suspects.”

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