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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dar police arrest 63 suspects over armed robbery

  • POLICE in Dar es Salaam have arrested 63 suspected robbers including a woman, for their involvement in arms robbery incidents.
Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam on Friday Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Simon Sirro said the suspects were arrested following a crackdown mounted to combat criminality in the city.
He said those arrested include Ibrahim Juma (31), a drive and resident of Kiwalani Kigilagila; Samuel Mbonea (40), resident of Kiwalani, and Antony Kanywenywe (60), a resident of Kiwalani CCM, who were found with automotive equipment believed to have been stolen.
Others are Shafi Goa and Rajab Salum, both residents of Vingunguti, and Joseph Michael.
He said the six suspects had admitted taking part in armed robbery incidents in various areas of the city, including robbery at Riki Hill Hotel in Kariakoo area and Lake Oil petrol station at Buguruni.
Commander Sirro said on April 4, this year, at Iceland and Puma gas station in Kimara, the police arrested seven gangsters involved in armed incidents, including a woman, Anastaste Kasenga (39), adding that the police managed to seize a sub-machine gun and ammunition, including 10 magazines, during a special operation mounted in Koroni area, Vingunguti.
"The weapon was found wrapped in a black plastic bag,” he said, adding that investigation was ongoing to identify its
owner.
In another development, police have found two rifles with serial numbers A 6777013 and AR 58596 in Masaki area near Coliseum Fitness Club.
They also arrested Mamboleo William (41), a businessman in Mikocheni area, for illegal possession of 15 rounds of ammunition.
He said the suspect admitted that the bullets belonged to him but failed to explain their intended use and where he had procured them from.

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