Crime & Courts

Thieves Hits Bulawayo

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PAUL THEMBA NYATHI

ZRP Roundup

Police in Bulawayo are investigating the circumstances leading to the recovery of 6.4kgs of copper cables in an abandoned bag along Selous Road Northend on Thursday.

The copper was wrapped in canvas bag and the owner has not yet been established.

In another case the ZRP urges members of the public to verify or authenticate all property sales before payment or engage legal experts where necessary.

A Bulawayo man (41) was swindled ZAR 147 600 and US$300 by a conman after he was deceived to buy a house that does not belong to him.

“The victim only discovered that the house does not belong to the suspect after full payment,” ZRP said.

The ZRP has arrested three suspects in connection with a case of unlawful entry and theft which occurred at Mncumbatha School, in Bulawayo on Thursday.

“Two laptops were stolen from the school and investigations by the police led to the recovery of the laptops and the arrest of the suspects.”

Police in Beitbridge intercepted 60 boxes of Remington cigarettes which were destined for smuggling to South Africa.

“The suspect (38) was stopped at a police check point driving a Toyota Hiace vehicle laden with boxes of cigarettes.

“The vehicle was searched and investigations carried out revealed that the suspect intended to smuggle the contraband to SA through an undesignated exit point.”

Police in Hwange arrested a wanted person Zakaria Sigareta (36) in connection with robbery cases which occurred in Mabvuku and Dzivarasekwa Harare.

The suspect was wanted for the Mabvuku robbery and upon arrest he was found in possession of an identity card and a Toyota Wish vehicle which was stolen by means of robbery, thus linking him to a second charge.

Police confirms the arrest of Zandile Hadebe (20) in connection with a robbery case which occurred at Centenary Park, Bulawayo on Wednesday at about 1725 hours.

“The suspect together with three others who are still at large, approached two complainants who were seated and produced an okapi knife before grabbing valuables valued at USD$ 310 & ZWL$ 90.”

“An alert passer-by observed the attack and alerted other members of the public leading to the arrest of the suspect and recovery of property valued at US$94.”

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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