Armed robbers exchange gunfire with detectives in Harare CBD

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There was drama in Harare’s central business district (CBD) as detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) exchanged gunfire with suspected armed robbers.

After a high-speed chase, the detectives finally managed to corner the suspects at the intersection of Rotten Row and Jason Moyo Avenue.

However, instead of surrendering, the robbers decided to shoot their way out of trouble.

The detectives promptly returned fire and managed to capture one of the suspects.

However, the rest of the gang took advantage of the chaos and commotion caused by the gunshots and escaped with fleeing members of the public.

Speaking to the Herald, Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said,

One person was arrested by detectives after a chase with some robbers on the wanted list at the corner of Jason Moyo (Avenue) and Rotten Row today (Friday).

The robbers were resisting arrest and the detectives shot at them to stop them from fleeing.

One suspect was arrested while the others escaped.

The assistant commissioner did not reveal the number of robbers who had escaped although he did say that the police had already launched a manhunt for the rest of the gang.


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