POLICE in Mutare have arrested two suspects who were part of a three-member gang that robbed a service station as well as hijacking a vehicle at gunpoint in the city last week.
Evans Chatitima and Nimrod Munyangaru appeared before senior magistrate Mr Langton Mukwengi facing two counts of armedrobbery.
They were asked to apply for bail at the High Court since they were facing serious charges.
Public prosecutor Mr Fletcher Karombe told the court that the suspects who were in the company of a fugitive accomplice, Enock Muterembwe, pounced on Fashu Service Station last Wednesday where they held two petrol attendants at gunpoint before robbing them of $300.
The following day the suspects robbed a taxi driver of his Honda Fit vehicle in the Central Business District after they had pretended to be genuine customers who wanted a lift to Penhalonga.
Along the way, one of the suspects produced an Okapi knife and threatened to stab the driver if he failed to comply with their demands.
They searched him and stole $60 and a Samsung cell phone before violently shoving him out of his car.