A Masvingo man suspected of raping scores of women after using WhatsApp platforms to lure them was arrested by Police yesterday.
According to sources, Police who were armed with information from Econet used dogs to arrest Petros Mudzingwa, 30, after he was cornered in Morningside.
So far two raped women have been positively linked to Mudzingwa. Various other unresolved rape cases have been reopened to see if the suspect was not involved Masvingo Mirror reports.
Mudzingwa allegedly frequented low density suburbs like Morningside, Rhodhene, Zimre Park and Eastvale where he targeted women for robbery and rape.
Police Spokesperson Kudakwashe Dewa confirmed the case Masvingo Mirror reported.
The last straw for Mudzingwa came when he allegedly saw a message from a woman on a WhatsApp group who was looking for her lost personal documents including her passport and national identity card.
After seeing the message, Mudzingwa allegedly contacted her pretending that he found the documents.
He lured the woman to a secluded place in Morningside where he allegedly raped and robbed her of valuables.
The victim reported the case at Rujeko Police Station in Masvingo and Police engaged Econet for investigations.
Mudzingwa wrestled with Police dogs when he was arrested.
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