Police recover stolen property
POLICE in Bulawayo have recovered property worth $2 670 from two suspected thieves who stole household goods from homes in Nkulumane, Pumula, Emakhandeni, Mbundane and Cowdray Park.
The two suspected thieves, Edwin Sayi (26) of 70075 New Lobengula and Sipho Nkiwane (31) of 70052 New Lobengula were arrested by detectives from Nkulumane Police Station who had received a tip off, after the two men had allegedly stolen from a house in Mbundane.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said on 10 May at number 25 Mbundane, Sayi and Nkiwane broke into Mr Francis Chirwa’s house, forced open a bedroom window, cut the burglar bar and entered the house where they stole property comprising a blanket, four pairs of trousers, five kitchen pots, two litres of cooking oil, 24 inch Telefunken plasma television set, solar battery, two Ecco speakers and two 10 litre tins containing rice and sugar. The police only recovered the 24 inch Telefunken plasma television set and two Ecco speakers which are worth $400.
She said later that month on 30 May at 1356 Pelandaba West, the two broke into Ms Constance Ndlovu’s house at 11pm, forced open a sitting room window, cut the burglar bar to gain entry and stole property worth $1 500, comprising a nine-kilogramme grey gas cylinder, Jungle Boost home theatre, two DVD players, $8 cash, black school satchel, takkies, Samsung cellphone and two text books. Goods recovered were nine-kilogramme grey gas cylinder, Jungle Boost home theatre and a DVD player.
Insp Simango said the two later broke into a house in Emakhandeni where they stole a 40 inch Hi-sense plasma television set, Samsung radio, two Samsung speakers, two small Samsung speakers, two subwoofers, amplifier and a Huawei cellphone. All the stolen goods were recovered by the police.
On 30 July at around 8pm, said Insp Simango, the duo broke into Mr Brian Ncube’s residence at house number 14091 in Nkulumane, where they stole one size 13 rear wheel from his Mazda 323.
On 8 August at around 4am they allegedly stole two size 14 rear wheels belonging to Mr Tawanda Maringe.
They also allegedly stole two wheels from Mr Oswald Mkandla of 23625 Pumula South from his Toyota Hiace which was parked in his yard.
Insp Simango said the two stole from Mr Velaphezulu Majaha of 14515 Pumula South two wheels from his Honda fit vehicle.
The two also allegedly robbed a woman who was coming from Botswana, of her brand new LD TV, five months ago. They also stole a battery from a verandah of a house in Nkulumane, as well as gas tanks in another theft case.
Insp Simango appealed to members of the public to visit Nkulumane Police Station to identify some of the recovered goods.
“We appeal to members of the public to come and identify their property which were stolen. They can also contact us on our hotline number 885479, 110 for NetOne lines and 999 for landlines or contact Officer in Charge Nkulumane CID Detective Chief Inspector Philip Tada,” said Insp Simango.
Zimbabwe Republic Police ( ZRP) detectives with some of the recovered stolen property at Nkulumane Police Station on Thursday