Rob­ber steals $1000 air­time

The Manica Post - - Local News - Tendai Guku­tikwa Post Cor­re­spon­dent

A MU­TASA rob­ber who raided a bar at Muchena busi­ness cen­tre and es­caped with air­time recharge cards worth $1 000 and a swipe ma­chine among his loot has been con­victed by a Mutare court.

Tawanda Chi­dawanyika, of Chi­dawanyika vil­lage in Mu­tasa was this week con­victed by Mag­is­trate Per­se­ver­ance Makala on his own plea of guilty to the un­law­ful en­try charges he was fac­ing.

Chi­dawanyika ad­mit­ted break­ing into the bar dur­ing the night and steal­ing air­time recharge cards worth $1000, $122 cash and a swipe ma­chine.

He con­fessed us­ing the stolen cash to buy clothes for his un­born baby.

Prop­erty stolen was worth $1 140 and only val­ued at $220 was re­cov­ered.

He was re­manded to a later date for sen­tence.

Mean­while, a home­less Mutare man who at­tacked a trav­eller in broad day­light and robbed him of his elec­tri­cal gad­gets be­fore leav­ing his un­con­scious body ly­ing in a pool of blood was hauled be­fore the courts.

Anesu Sen­gasenga (23) pleaded guilty to one count of rob­bery as de­fined in Sec­tion 126 of the Crim­i­nal Law (Cod­i­fi­ca­tion and Re­form) Act Chap­ter 9:23.

He ad­mit­ted that to­gether with two ac­com­plices, who are still at large, at­tacked Steven Mwau­raisa and van­ished with gad­gets worth US$1000.

Sen­gasenga how­ever, de­nied the sec­ond rob­bery charge in which he al­legedly at­tacked Love­more Makiwa at the same spot and robbed him a cell-phone and $150.

Mutare mag­is­trate Ms Per­se­ver­ance Makala is pre­sid­ing over the mat­ter. Mr Fletcher Karombe is pros­e­cut­ing. Sen­gasenga and gang at­tacked Mwau­raisa who was trav­el­ling from Chikanga to Sakubva us­ing stones and sticks.

They left him ly­ing in a pool of blood af­ter snatch­ing his EOC Canon 1200D cam­era and his Nokia cell phone.

Sen­gasenga was ar­rested on March 12 and led de­tec­tives to the re­cov­ery of Mwau­raisa’s cam­era.

Sen­gasenga was re­manded in cus­tody pend­ing sen­tence and trial.

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