Mastermind Behind ZB Bank US$2.7, ZW$43K Heist Arrested Nearly Two Years Later
The mastermind behind the ZB Bank US$2.7 million and $43 000 heist which occurred in January last year at Gwebi River Bridge along the Harare-Chirundu Road has been arrested in Harare after being on the run for nearly two years.
Shadreck Njowa was arrested at a house in Highfield where he has been hiding, according to The Herald.
Detectives from CID Homicide in Harare received information that Njowa was hiding at a house he used to reside and raided the place leading to his arrest.
Njowa is said to be in custody and is assisting with investigations.
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Recently, the local financial institution offered a US$5 000 reward for leads that might result in the arrest of Njowa and his two other accomplices who were believed to have been part of the gang that robbed the bank.
The other two are Patson Matengambiri and Nyasha Chitera.
The trio were in the company of 11 other gang members who have since been arrested and the matter is still pending before the court.
The robbery of the US$2.7 million and $43 000 from a cash-in-transit ZB Bank vehicle was believed to have been an inside job where three security personnel in the vehicle allegedly connived with robbers.
The three security staff – Nomatter Jonga (43), Mathew Simango (66) and Fanuel Musakwa (34) – were arrested and have since appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court.