Police detectives in Bulawayo have arrested two robbers who broke into 11 houses in the city between December last year and last Friday, stealing property valued at over $55 000.
Brandon Sibanda (20) and Kelvin Ndlovu (23), who were arrested on Friday, had created a hideout in a bush between Bulawayo Polytechnic College and Milton Junior School, which they used as a warehouse to stash their loot.
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The arrests were confirmed by Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Abednico Ncube, who disclosed that their accomplice yet to be identified, was still at large. He said:
I can confirm the arrest of two accused persons for breaking into eleven houses and stealing property worth more than $55 000.
The third accomplice yet to be identified, is still at large. The trio stole property worth $55 657 and were arrested following a raid by Hillside Detectives after they got information from members of the public.
Chief Insp Ncube said following the pair’s arrest, police recovered property worth $42 592. Some of the property was hidden in the bush.
The stolen property included television sets, laptops, clothes and other household property.