Paul Pindani in Chinhoyi
Chikangwe High School in Karoi recently lost property to thieves who broke into one of the dormitories, stealing students’ laptops, cellphones and other accessories worth ZW$564 500.
Mashonaland West Provincial Police Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera told H-Metro that some unknown people unlawfully entered the female dormitory, after cutting the fence and entered the dormitory through unlocked doors around 10pm.
“They stole two laptops, five cellphones, four cellphone chargers, three satchels and a black wallet which had US$10.
“The offence was discovered by the matron Medelina Musora around 1am,” said Kohwera.
He said a report was made at Karoi Urban who are still carrying out investigations.
Kohwera appealed to all learning institutions in the province to hire security services from reputable companies and to make sure that they are always vigilant.
” They must make sure that all doors, offices and dormitories are closed and locked during the night,”
” If possible, property of learners must be kept in a storeroom during the night,” said Kohwera.
” We encourage learners to have serial numbers of their possession for easy identification.
” School heads must also desist from keeping large sums of money at the school and must bank it, so that it does not attract potential thieves from pouncing on them unsuspectingly,” said Ass Insp Kohwera.