Se­cu­rity guards steal from whole­sale

The Manica Post - - Local News - Luthando Mapepa Chipinge Cor­re­spon­dent

TWO se­cu­rity guards al­legedly con­nived to steal goods worth $4 000 at Bil­crow Whole­sale at Checheche Growth Point in Chipinge South and went on to open a tuck-shop.

Tau­rai Chib­vepi (35) of Pas­cal Se­cu­rity Com­pany and Nor­bert Misi­hairambwi (22) of Golden Eyes Se­cu­rity ap­peared be­fore Chipinge mag­is­trate, Mr Poterai Gwezhira on Tues­day fac­ing theft charges.

They pleaded not guilty and were re­manded in cus­tody as the State led by Mr Regis Mawarire suc­cess­fully op­posed bail.

Mr Mawarire al­leged that dur­ing the pe­riod ex­tend­ing from May 1 to June 7 and at Bil­crow Whole­sale, the two broke into the whole­sale and stole var­i­ous goods.

He said Chib­vepi and Misi­hairambwi were em­ployed by two dif­fer­ent se­cu­rity com­pa­nies which were con­tracted to guard Bil­crow Whole­sale dur­ing the night from out­side the premise.

“While they were on duty, they broke into the whole­sale after tact­fully re­mov­ing a glass panel from the door. They also tem­pered with a bur­glar bar.

“They stole var­i­ous goods while in­side. After steal­ing they fit­ted the panel back into its po­si­tion. They took their loot to their houses and to a tuck-shop that they had opened at the same growth point,” he said.

Mr Mawarire said on June 7, the whole­sale su­per­vi­sor, Mr Der­rick Mudzidzwa, re­ceived a tip-off that the two had opened a tuck-shop and were of­fer­ing low prices.

“Mudzidzwa car­ried out his own in­ves­ti­ga­tions be­fore mak­ing a po­lice re­port lead­ing to the two’s ar­rest. Po­lice made a fol­low-up to the two’s houses and searched them in the pres­ence of the whole­sale em­ploy­ees.

“Some of the stolen goods were re­cov­ered hid­den un­der­neath their beds.

“A search was also car­ried out at the tuck-shop where more goods were re­cov­ered. All the re­cov­ered gro­cery goods were pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied by the whole­sale em­ploy­ees. The value of the stolen prop­erty was $4 152, 67 and goods worth $1 201, 15 were re­cov­ered,” said Mr Mawarire.

The mat­ter was ad­journed to next Mon­day for trial.

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