Two suspected perpetual thieves Monday appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi to answer to charges of house-breaking, including breaking into houses of Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents.
Kudakwashe Chirendo (27) and Vitalis Mutinhiri (43), who were both represented by Norman Ndomene, were remanded to this Tuesday for bail ruling.
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The first complainant, George Garufu, a retired deputy paymaster at the Salary Services Bureau (SSB) lost his 42-inch LG television and recovered it after the duo was arrested following a tip-off.
The second complainant, Moreblessing Bunure, who works for Tafara and Harare Hospital accounts department reported that her house was broken into on April 9 and she lost a 5kg Cadac and a 3kg MCK gas tanks.
She recovered her properties after the arrest of the suspects.
The third complainant is Tinotenda Kamwendo, whose house was broken into on May 25. She lost a Sony Bravia 42-inch television, which was recovered after the arrest of the duo.
The fourth complainant is Tawanda Jangano, who is employed in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC). His house in Mabvuku new stands was broken into on July 12 and his 65-inch smart TV, an invertor, a car battery, a 5kg gas tank, four 2-in-1 blankets, a bedspread, a sensor light, a three-piece radio and various groceries were stolen.
The value of the property stolen was US$1 800, and property valued at US$562 was recovered.
The fifth victim, Mharadze Zvidzai, is also employed at the OPC. In May, the thieves broke into his house and stole a 32-inch Samsung television, a 5kg gas tank, six-metre curtains and US$10 in cash.
The value of the stolen property was US$320 and the recovered property was valued at US$200.