Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robber finally arrested after 20 years of terror

Zimbabwe notorious armed robber Musa Taj Abdul has been finally arrested.Abdul who has been on the run for over two decades and masterminded a spate of criminal activities,  was one of Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robbers.

iHarare has established that Abdul was arrested while in the company of six other accomplices in the border town of Beitbridge on Monday night.

On Tuesday, police confirmed the high profile arrest and said a team of detectives from CID Homicide in Harare has since been dispatched to Beitbridge as part of investigations.

Abdul has been known for evading police arrests and escaping shootouts in which resulted in some of his accomplices being killed by police in several incidents in and around the city.

Some of the robberies masterminded by Abdul include the armed robbery which occurred on December 20 last year at Wessel Shop in Msasa, Harare, where his gang disarmed a security guard and stole a special Amadeo Rossi revolver, $160 000 and an Isuzu KB240 single cab vehicle.

On February 5 this year, the gang went to Makoni Shopping Centre, Chitungwiza, armed with pistols, an AK47 rifle and robbed unsuspecting complainants of US$19 000, $30 000, cellphones and a Toyota Allion vehicle, which was later found abandoned in Glen View.

On February 26, the gang robbed another person in Harare of US$40 000, jewelry, several pairs of shoes, a laptop, cellphones, a star pistol, and a Hyundai vehicle.

The gang proceeded to the victim’s workplace and robbed him of US$227 250 and R28 000 with only US$10 000 being recovered by the police.

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