Mercedes Benz Thief Caged
7 February 2023
By A Correspondent- An unlicensed driver who stole a relative’s Mercedes-Benz in Bindura and drove to Bulawayo was sentenced to 10 years behind bars by a Bindura magistrate today.
Alington Ambulance (24) will however serve seven years after the magistrate suspended three years on condition of good behaviour.
Prosecutor Victoria Choga told the court that on January 11 Fatima Phiri visited her in-laws in Bindura.
Upon her arrival, she met Ambulance who asked for car keys in order to put an axe in the boot for safekeeping.
Phiri gave her the keys and he opened the boot and placed the axe.
He subsequently opened the driver’s door and drove away at a high speed.
Ambulance drove from Bindura to Shangani and he was arrested at Bulawayo tollgate.