Armed robbery suspect shot dead by cops

Deceased Godfrey Njoromore linked to Chitungwiza home heist in December

By Staff Reporter

Police have shot and killed an armed robbery suspect linked to an early December incident in Chitungwiza where cash, laptops and other valuables were seized from a family by suspects.

In a statement on Tuesday, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi identified the deceased as 48-year-old Godfrey Njoromore.

The shooting incident occurred at a house in Nyatsime, Chitungwiza on 6 January, 2024.

“The incident follows the arrest of Benjamin Chipiri (34) for a case of robbery which occurred on 2nd December 2023 at a house in Zengeza 5, Chitungwiza where US$ 8 164 cash, two laptops, three cell phones, solar lights and a BP testing machine, among other valuables, were stolen,” Nyathi said.

According to the police spokesperson, “Benjamin Chipiri was apprehended by a mob after one of the complainants alerted neighbours of the robbery incident which was in progress. 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 FN Browning Pistol. Benjamin Chipiri implicated Godfrey Njoromore after being interviewed by the police.”

Nyathi added, “On 6th January 2024, detectives from CID Homicide acted on received information and tracked Godfrey Njoromore to Nyatsime, Chitungwiza where he was shot on the thigh after trying to evade arrest.

“Subsequently, Godfrey Njoromore was taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals where he died upon admission.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police applauds members of the public for supplying useful information to the police and reiterates that there is no going back in the fight against armed robbery syndicates which involve both local and foreign suspects.”

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