By Gay Matambo
A suspected armed robber who is also accused of murder has been arrested after allegedly causing terror in Masvingo.
Amos George Mutamba from Chinoda village in Zaka district appeared before Chiredzi Magistrate, Brian Munyaradzi facing charges of murder and armed robbery.
Circumstances are that on the 26th of last month in Bikita, the accused and his accomplices who are still at large, allegedly shot Lincoln Rukweza on the arm and got away with a Toyota Probox vehicle, US$61 and cell phones.
In another case of robbery, which occurred on the 27th of last month, Mutamba and his accomplices allegedly pounced on two shop owners and their employees at Neshuro Growth Point in Mwenezi and stole R21 000, US$400 and two cell phones.
It is further alleged that on the 5th of this month, the accused allegedly shot dead Pitias Muturo aged 64.
He was allegedly at it again on the 6th with Mutamba and his accomplices pouncing on N and R Supermarket and Mukuru booth at Rutenga Business Centre before getting away with US$8,795, ZWL$21 466 and R100 000 as well as cell phones.
The accused was arrested last Sunday at Dorma compound in Hippo valley following a tip off with an unregistered Toyota Probox vehicle and a pistol being recovered.