Woman bur­gler busted

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Opinion/national News - Tanaka Mrewa

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman from Bulawayo has been ar­rested for break­ing into her neigh­bour’s house through a win­dow, steal­ing cash, shoes and a bot­tle of cool drink.

A neigh­bour who saw her sneak­ing out through the win­dow car­ry­ing two pairs of ten­nis shoes, one pair of women san­dals and a bot­tle of cool drink iden­ti­fied her, a court heard.

Mo­raisha Dube yes­ter­day pleaded guilty to a theft charge when she ap­peared be­fore West­ern Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Miss Tancy Dube. She was re­manded in cus­tody to Au­gust 17. Dube apol­o­gised and asked the court to al­low her to re­turn the money and shoes.

Miss Dube told her that she should have taken back the things be­fore she had been taken to court.

“If you send me to jail then I won’t re­turn the money, I will only take back the shoes that I took,” said Dube.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Ms Ma­gret Takawira said Mr Sim­barashe Sibanda re­turned home around 9:30PM and dis­cov­ered that his dust­bin con­tents had been emp­tied and the dust­bin placed below his bed­room win­dow.

“When he went in­side his house he dis­cov­ered that two pairs of his shoes, one pair of his wife’s san­dals and $200 were miss­ing,” said Ms Takawira.“His neigh­bour told him that he had seen accused climb­ing out of the win­dow car­ry­ing two pairs of men’s shoes and one pair of women shoes.”

She said the neigh­bours were able to iden­tify her by her name be­cause they live in the same neigh­bour­hood — @tan­nytkay.

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