20 March 2017
A 36-year-old man has been nabbed for unlawfully entering his neighbour’s house and stealing cash amounting to US$6 100 in Waterfalls.
Joseph Jeni pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Mbare magistrate Stanford Mambanje charged with unlawful entry.
He was remanded in custody to April 3 for trial.
The State, represented by Tafara Chirambira, told the court that on the dates unknown to the prosecutor but sometime in February, Akanakaishe Muchakanga and her husband left home.
They secured the house by locking all doors and closing all windows.
Allegations are that on February 26, around midnight Jeni hatched a plan to steal from Muchakanga. He then proceeded to her house, used a metal cutter to cut the key lock and gained entry into the house.
While inside, Jeni stole two bags, one containing cash amounting to US$530, another one with two passports, a plastic container containing bond coins amounting to $800 and went away unnoticed.
Muchakanga discovered the offence on March 14 and she lodged a complaint at Waterfalls Police Station.
Investigations made by the police led to the arrest of Jeni, who led the detectives to his house for searches and cash amounting to US$1 800 was recovered.
The total value stolen goods is US$6 100 and cash amounting to US$1 800 was recovered.