The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 3, 1991 — An alert se­cu­rity guard yes­ter­day morn­ing foiled an al­leged at­tempt by two men to steal a parked car along Fife Street in Bu­l­awayo.

Re­lat­ing the drama, the se­cu­rity guard, who was on duty out­side Haddon and Sly De­part­men­tal Store, said that at about 9.45AM he fol­lowed two men who were act­ing sus­pi­ciously. One wore a brown suit and the other a leather coat.

The two crossed Fife Street from Haddon and Sly and walked to­wards the Stan­dard Char­tered Bank at the cor­ner of Fife Street and 8th Av­enue. The man in a suit walked into the bank while his friend went to a Dat­sun 120Y parked in the cen­tre park­ing.

The se­cu­rity guard said the man opened the driver’s door and was im­me­di­ately re­joined by his part­ner.

The two tried un­suc­cess­fully to start the car, which they then pushed from the park­ing lot into Fife Street. One of the men broke the ig­ni­tion wires us­ing a nail and it was while try­ing to push-start the car that the se­cu­rity guard con­fronted them.

When the guard asked if the car was theirs, one of the men took to his heels to­wards the City Hall. The sec­ond man tried to do the same, but was tripped and hand­cuffed by the se­cu­rity guard as he waited to cross the road af­ter be­ing ob­structed by traf­fic. The man was later handed over to the po­lice. The vis­i­bly shaken owner of the car, Mrs Rosa­mond Sum­mers, said she had not been aware of what was hap­pen­ing when she was called from the bank to be told of the drama.

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