THIEVES NICK $12K FROM PARKED CAR | Two thieves have stolen $12 000 from a businesswoman’s car which was parked outside her shop in Bulawayo.
Babs Nyakudzwanza (33) and Golden Makoni (28) both from Makokoba suburb opened Ms Caroline Dube’s Nissan Serena and stole the money and property.The court heard that when the pair opened the vehicle they discovered that Ms Dube’s daughter was seated inside and they told her that she was being called by her mother inside the shop.
After that, the pair stole $12 185, R400, P800, two cellphones, purses, a bank card, a driver’s licence and cosmetics last week. Nyakudzwanza and Makoni appeared before magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya facing a theft charge. The pair pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody to January 27.
Nyakudzwanza told the court that Tongesayi Wambe and Samurayi, who are at large, are the ones who stole from the car.
He said they followed them and negotiated for part of the loot. “We told them that we saw them stealing from the Nissan Serena and they gave us some of the property including $1 729 and R1 000 so as not to report to the police.
We didn’t use the money until the police recovered it from me,” he said.