Court bur­glar gets 10 years:

The Manica Post - - Front Page - Love­more Kadzura Rusape Cor­re­spon­dent

AN UN­RE­PEN­TANT bur­glar who broke into of­fices at the Rusape Mag­is­trates’ Courts where he was per­form­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice and stole money as well as sta­tionery was jailed for 10 years.

Sho­rai Pleasant Doriro (21) of House Num­ber 54, Ven­gere was per­form­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice for spate of un­law­ful en­try con­vic­tions when he stole cash and sta­tionery from the ac­counts and Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice.

He used a hoe to break into the of­fices. Sho­rai pleaded guilty when he ap­peared be­fore Rusape pro­vin­cial mag­is­trate, Mr Shane Kubon­era, who sen­tenced him to 10 years for the four counts of un­law­ful en­try.

State pros­e­cu­tor, Mr Ta­fara Chawatama, said Sho­rai twice broke into Rusape Dis­trict pros­e­cu­tor, Mr Tiri­vanhu Mutyasira’s of­fice and stole sta­tionery. He broke into the ac­counts of­fice and stole a cash box con­tain­ing $345 which was in the cus­tody of Mr Les­son Changaidzo.

“On Septem­ber 25, 2017, Sho­rai who is per­form­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice at Rusape Mag­is­trates’ Court took ad­van­tage of Mr Tiri­vanhu Mutyasira’s ab­sence and pro­ceeded to his of­fice armed with a hoe. The ac­cused per­son at­tempted to open the of­fice door, but failed to break it.

“The ac­cused per­son left scratch marks on the door dur­ing the process. At around 8:45am on the same day, the com­plainant dis­cov­ered the of­fence when he wanted to open his of­fice door to re­sume duty.

“On Septem­ber 26, 2017, Sho­rai used a hoe to open Mr Mutyasira’s of­fice, but did not steal any­thing. He broke the keys dur­ing the process.

“On Septem­ber 27, 2017, Sho­rai used a hoe to break into Mr Mutyasira’s of­fice again. While in­side, he stole six rims of bond pa­per, one sta­pler, two small boxes of sta­ple pins and one ink pad and went away un­no­ticed.

“At around 7:15am on the same day, Sho­rai pro­ceeded to Num­ber 48, Manda Street where he sold two rims of bond pa­per, one ink pad, two small boxes of sta­ple pins and one sta­pler to Masimba Chi­rozvi. He was paid $11 for the prop­erty.

“On the same day he also pro­ceeded to Num­ber 38, Ton­gog­ara Street where he sold four rims of bond pa­per to Mavis Manzunzu for $18 and was paid via Ecocash,” said Mr Chawatama.

He said on Septem­ber 30, Sho­rai used a hoe to force open the ac­counts of­fice door.

While in­side he stole a blue cash box con­tain­ing $330 and var­i­ous re­ceipts un­der the cus­tody of Les­son Changaidzo, the as­sis­tant ac­coun­tant.

“He then used the same hoe to break the cash box and stole the money be­fore con­ceal­ing the cash box with the re­ceipts and the hoe in a drainage sys­tem in the court yard.

“On Oc­to­ber 1, 2017, Sho­rai was ar­rested and led de­tec­tives to House Num­ber 48, Manda Street and Num­ber 38, Ton­gog­ara Street were all the prop­erty stolen from Mr Mutyasira’s of­fice was re­cov­ered.

“From the cash and re­ceipts stolen, only $15 was re­cov­ered,” said Mr Chawatama.

Sho­rai Pleasant Doriro was jailed 10 years for break­ing into Rusape Mag­is­trates' Court of­fices

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