Five armed robbers were shot by the Zimbabwe Republic Police after exchanging gunfire just before Lanchashire Steel turn-off on on the City-Mbizo road on Wednesday afternoon.
Sources say “the well known notorious bandits” were g unned down in Kwekwe near Delta Beverages.
Police confirmed the deaths, but said they were still carrying out investigations.
However, sources said the five armed robbers on wanted list were shot dead by armed police personnel.
“CID police were involved in a shootout with armed robbers this afternoon in Kwekwe. Five robbers were shot by the cops after exchanging gunfire. The shootout happened along the City- Mbizo Road.
“There was a high speed chase and the police shot the tyres of the vehicle that the robbers were in. The robbers were then shot as they tried to escape on foot while exchanging gun fire with the detectives. Two robbers died on the spot. Three shot on the legs,” a resident of the Midlands town told ZOOMZimbabwe.
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