Pair ‘steals’ $4 000 from parked car

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sylvester Chi­ramba

TWO Bu­l­awayo men yes­ter­day ap­peared in court for steal­ing about $4 000 from a ve­hi­cle in the city.

Nigel Dzin­ganai Matengo (27) and Mthokozisi Ncube (21) from En­tum­bane sub­urb al­legedly stole $2 000 and R20 000 from Mr Farai Vengesu’s car on Mon­day.

The two were ac­com­pa­nied by Win­ter Foster Chisale who is still at large.

The duo pleaded not guilty to theft when they ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Mr Lungile Ncube.

Matengo and Ncube ap­plied for bail through their lawyer Mr Nqobani Sit­hole of Phulu and Ncube Le­gal Prac­ti­tion­ers.

The State con­tested the bail ap­pli­ca­tion say­ing the ac­cused would in­ter­fere with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion once out of cus­tody.

Mr Ncube granted them $200 bail each on con­di­tion that they do not in­ter­fere with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and stay at their given ad­dresses.

Matengo and Ncube will ap­pear in court on Novem­ber 21.

Prose­cut­ing Mr Pet­ros Shoko said on Mon­day at around 12 PM, the com­plainant parked his car in front of Oceans Foods along Plumtree Road in Bu­l­awayo.

“The com­plainant re­turned af­ter 20 min­utes and dis­cov­ered that the left rear quar­ter win­dow was smashed and a box con­tain­ing $2 000 and ZAR 20 000 was miss­ing.”

The com­plainant made a re­port at Don­ning­ton Police sta­tion.

A tip off led to the ar­rest of Matengo who as­sisted the police to ar­rest Ncube.

To­tal value re­cov­ered is about $500.—@SlyCee .

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