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Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robber arrested after 20 years

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Zimbabwe’s most wanted armed robber, Musa Taj Abdul has been arrested after 20 years of unleashing terror.

He has been on the police wanted list since 1999 and was linked to the robbery attack on December 2019 at Wessel Shop in Msasa, Harare..





Taj who has been on the run for over two decades, was arrested Monday night while he was in the company of six other accomplices in the border town of Beitbridge.


It was alleged that his gang disarmed a security guard and stole a special Amadeo Rossi revolver, $160 000 and an Isuzu KB240 single cab vehicle.

On February 5th 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 26th, the gang robbed another victim in Harare of US$40 000, jewelry, several pairs of shoes, a laptop, cellphones, a star pistol, and a Hyundai vehicle. They 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.

The suspect is also known for evading police arrests and escaping shootouts which has led to the death of some of his gang members.

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