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Busting the Heist: Police Apprehend Six Suspects in High-Stakes Robbery at Quest Financial Services


The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Brighton Chikukwa (28), Silence Matambo (29), Washington Mangwanda (23), Liberty Mukanganise (31), Tafadzwa Richard Marondera (25) and Luke Zinyengere (28) in connection with a case of robbery which occurred on 25th February 2024 at Quest Financial Services in Belgravia, Harare where US$ 720 676.00, ZAR 10 500.00 and Euro 120.00 cash as well as a 7.65 mm CZ Vzor pistol and three laptops were stolen.

On 27th February 2024, detectives from CID Homicide, Harare received information which linked Brighton Chikukwa to the offence. The detectives tracked the suspect to Mbare, Harare where he was arrested.

Brighton Chikukwa implicated the other suspects and Zacharia Charuwanda alias Zero, Trymore Chimbambo, Maxwell Kadzembe as well as other three employees at Quest Financial Services.

Investigations by the detectives established that Brighton Chikukwa received US$40 000.00 cash as part of his share from the loot. The detectives recovered US$ 25 000.00 cash and a Ford Ranger D4D vehicle, registration number AGC 6541, which the suspect had bought for US$ 14 300.00.Silence Matambo and Washington Mangwanda were later arrested in Mbare after being lured by Brighton Chikukwa.

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The detectives recovered US$22 000.00 cash which was allegedly given to Silence Matambo and Washington Mangwanda as part of their share from the loot. It was established that Washington Mangwanda was given US$ 25 000.00 as part of his share which he used to buy a Toyota Aqua vehicle for US$ 5 300.00.

Washington Mangwanda further gave his mother US$ 10 000.00 and US$ 5 000.00 to his wife for personal use.

Detectives acted on received information and arrested Liberty Mukanganise at Boka Tobacco Auction Floors in Waterfalls. Investigations by the detectives revealed that Liberty Mukanganise was given US$23 000. 00 cash as part of his share from the loot. He led the detectives to the recovery of US$ 20 560.00 cash, a car radio, a sub- woofer, seat covers valued at US$55.00, 4 x size 15 tyres valued at US$240.00, car shields valued at US$35.00 and Mag wheels valued at US$400.00.

Tafadzwa Richard Marondera and Luke Zinyengere were later arrested in Glenview and led the detectives to the recovery of US$ 50 600.00 cash. It was established that Tafadzwa Richard Marondera was given US$35 000 as part of his share whilst Luke Zinyengere was given US$25 000.00. The detectives recovered a Mark X vehicle, registration number AFR 7059, which Luke Zinyengere had bought for US$11 000.00, an iPhone 14 Pro Max bought for US$ 1 300.00, an iPhone 15 Pro Max bought for US$1 500.00.


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