Vagrants jailed for stealing

14 Jan, 2022 - 00:01 0 Views
Vagrants jailed for stealing


Paul Pindani in CHINHOYI

TWO men of no fixed abode have been jailed for stealing Municipality of Chinhoyi street solar light bulbs and four panels.

Larry January (18) and Paul Chinhengo (39) were hauled before Chinhoyi magistrate Tamari Chibindi charged with theft.

They pleaded guilty to the charges.

January was sentenced to 24 months in prison, six months of which were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

However, January defaulted community service last year for another case and the magistrate brought the six months into effect, jailing him for two years.

He will serve 18 months effectively.

Prosecuting, Clever Nyapfani told the court that on the night of January 3, 2022, the duo, acting in connivance with two others who are still on the run, went to the flyover near the Chinhoyi University of Technology.

They stole 4×150 watts solar panels and 2×100 watts solar light bulbs.

The property belonged to the Municipality of Chinhoyi.

On January 5, detectives got a tip-off that January was in possession of 2×150 watt street solar panels, and was looking for a buyer.

He was arrested at Chinhoyi’s Main Rank in Gadzema Township, leading to the recovery of 2×150 watt solar panels at a house still under construction, in the light industrial area.

He implicated Chinhengo, who was later nabbed, leading to the recovery of another set of 2×150 watts solar panels and 2×100 watt light bulbs.


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