Courts and Law

Harare man steals US$18,000… arrested while driving Mercedes-Benz

A Harare man appeared in court on Wednesday facing theft charges, after he vanished with USD$18 770 which he stole from a parked vehicle in the central business district (CBD)..

The court heard that on the 21 st of October at around 15:30 hrs the complainant parked his Toyota Fortuner at a restaurant along Jason Moyo Avenue, Harare. He secured his vehicle and property by closing all windows and locking the doors.

While the complainant was away, Ralph Zvinavashe proceeded to the complainant’s car and used an unknown object to force open the driver’s door and stole USD$18770 which was in a small bag under the driver’s seat and went away.

Zvinavashe was seen by police detectives who were on surveillance in the vicinity before the crime was committed. He was later caught driving a Mercedes Benz which he bought after committing the offence and failed to explain the source of the money.

He was also found in possession of a T-bar and remote control which is used to commit theft from cars. Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded Zvinavashe in custody for bail application tomorrow (Thursday).

  • Source: | ZTN

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