MASVINGO – Two suspected thieves recently broke into a pharmacy in the CBD in Masvingo and stole US$5 200, ZAR 430 and ZWL$2 000.
One of the suspects, Misheck Dzinavatonga Mudzimuwatonga (35) an ex-convict also understood to also use the name Peter Mututu was nabbed after he dropped personal documents on the scene and he appeared in court last week.
Mudzimuwatonga who comes from Mukobvu Village under Chief Mukanganwi in Bikita appeared before magistrate Patience Madondo facing charges of unlawful entry and theft.
The accomplice, Onismo Mavhungira also using the name Tendai Mazanhanga is still at large.
Marlven Mapako, representing the State said the accused together with the accomplice entered the pharmacy premises through the back after cutting a razor wire on the pre-cast wall and jumping over.
They broke the rear door locking systems and entered into the shop and took away US$5 200, ZAR430 and ZWL$2 000.
The security alarm triggered but the two escaped before Fawcett security arrived on the scene. Mudzimuwatonga dropped a satchel with his clothes, a prison hospital card with his name and a NetOne sim card.
He was arrested a day later on October 21, 2020 and US$2 614, R10 and ZWL$157 was recovered.
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 months with five months suspended on condition he does not commit a similar offence in the next five years. -Masvingo Mirror