Man loses $2 000 to rob­ber neigh­bour

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma

A COWDRAY PARK man has ap­peared in court for al­legedly as­sault­ing and rob­bing his neigh­bour of $2 000 near his home at night.

Passmore Moyo (23) ap­peared be­fore Bu­l­awayo West­ern Com­mon­age mag­is­trate Stephen Ndhlovu yes­ter­day fac­ing as­sault and rob­bery charges.

Moyo pleaded not guilty and Mag­is­trate Ndhlovu re­manded him in cus­tody to Au­gust 26.

The man al­legedly as­saulted Mr Tapiwa Chi­gariro (33) and robbed him of $2 000 while he was in the com­pany of two oth­ers who are on the run.

Moyo how­ever told the mag­is­trate that he had a mis­un­der­stand­ing with Mr Chi­gariro.

“I do not ad­mit to the charge. I had a mis­un­der­stand­ing with the com­plainant and we fought. I never took his cash and cell phone,” said Moyo.

Prose­cut­ing, Ken­neth Shava said last Thurs­day at around 10PM, Moyo and his ac­com­plices met Mr Chi­gariro in Cowdray Park near his home and started as­sault­ing him.

“One of them hit him on the face with an axe and the com­plainant fell down. They searched him and stole cash amount­ing to $2 000, a cell phone and a wal­let with his par­tic­u­lars,” said Shava.

The three all ran away, but the com­plainant man­aged to iden­tify Moyo as his neigh­bour.

The court heard that Mr Chi­gariro re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice and Moyo was ar­rested.

Mr Chi­gariro sus­tained a deep cut on the face and his money as well as phone and wal­let were not re­cov­ered.

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