Teenage armed robber murdered in row over sharing loot
A 19-year old armed robber in Bulawayo was knifed to death by a colleague following a heated argument over how to share their loot.
The gang of three teenagers had robbed someone of $150 and a cellphone, but rowed over how to share the loot, leading to a fight.
Thabelo Ndlovu (19) allegedly stabbed Mthokozisi Phakathi (19) to death and left their friend Blessed Zulu in a critical condition following the dispute on Monday last week.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango said Ndlovu was arrested at his rural home in Ntabazinduna.
“Following a tip off from members of the public, we arrested the teenager from Old Pumula for murder and attempted murder.
“He was arrested at his rural home in Ntabazinduna. We also learnt that the three teenagers were part of an armed robbery syndicate and the cellphone which resulted in the fatal stabbing was also part of their loot. He is now facing a new armed robbery charge,” said Chief Insp Simango.
“The other teenager who is admitted to Mpilo Central Hospital has also been arrested on robbery charges. He is now under police guard at the hospital.”
She expressed gratitude to members of the public for assisting police to arrest Thabelo.