Public tips lead to arrest of thieves behind daring car break-in, stolen items recovered!


In a recent breakthrough, the police have apprehended two suspects, Maxwell Moyo from New Magwegwe and Bruce Moyo from Nketa 6, in connection with a theft from a motor vehicle incident that occurred last week. The stolen items were recovered, and the accused individuals are set to face legal consequences.

According to Inspector Abednico Ncube, the Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson, the incident took place in Nkulumane 5 when a 32-year-old woman parked her vehicle in her yard and securely locked it. However, in the early hours of January 8, the perpetrators, Maxwell and Bruce, scaled the durawall and managed to gain entry into the premises.

Once inside, they forcefully broke the left window of the victim’s motor vehicle, granting them access to the interior. They made off with a JVC car radio, an HTC amplifier, and a subwoofer. In addition, they tampered with the bonnet and stole an Exide battery before slipping away undetected. The victim promptly reported the incident to the police.

Fortunately, the swift action of law enforcement officers led to a significant breakthrough. Acting on a tip-off received the following day, the police surveilled Maxwell’s residence, suspecting that he might be in possession of the stolen property. Their suspicions were confirmed when Maxwell emerged from his house, carrying a large green bag. The vigilant officers promptly intercepted him and conducted a search, which revealed the stolen subwoofer, JVC car radio, and HTC amplifier concealed within the bag. Unable to account for the items, Maxwell was promptly arrested.

During the course of his arrest, Maxwell implicated Bruce Moyo as the owner of the stolen property. Subsequently, Bruce was apprehended at Magwegwe Terminus. The combined value of the stolen items amounted to US$450, all of which were successfully recovered.

Inspector Ncube expressed his gratitude to the public for their valuable assistance, which played a pivotal role in the apprehension of the suspects. He emphasized the positive relationship between law enforcement and the community in Bulawayo, underscoring its significance in ensuring the swift capture of criminals.

“The good relations that exist between the police and the public in Bulawayo give criminals no room to survive,” Inspector Ncube affirmed.

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