GWERU– Police in Gweru have confirmed the arrest of five men in connection with a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in and around Gweru Central Business District (CBD).
The five, Dennis Gumbie (43) of Mzilikazi, Bulawayo, Godfrey Godknows Tshamala (32) of Entumbane, Bulawayo, Khanyiso Ndlovu (26) of Emganwini, Bulawayo, Knowledconfirmge Tsiga (40) of Entumbane, Bulawayo and Patrick Sibanda (24) years of Old Lobengula, Bulawayo, were arrested in Gweru as they were looking for their next target.
The Detectives were carrying out surveillances in the Gweru CBD and spotted the vehicle which had been reported in connection with two cases of theft from motor vehicles which occurred on 17 and 30 October 2023 respectively.
The detectives confronted the motor vehicle and fired two shots which deflated two front tyres. They subdued and arrested the five suspects who were aboard the vehicle.
It was observed that the front and rear registration numbers which read ADG 2759 of the vehicle were different from the third number plate. Also, they had covered the third number plate with a sticker.
Searches were carried out in the vehicle and two registration numbers AEH 1666 were recovered. Records at the vehicle Registry reflected that these were the actual numbers of the Toyota Bubble.
Three remote sensor unlocking devices, two T-bar devices used to force open car doors and a Colombian knife were also recovered. The suspects led detectives to the recovery of two laptops, a black Dell and an HP ProBook which had been sold at Bahadur Centre in Gweru town.
The suspects however appeared in court and were further remanded to November 16 for further trial
Midlands Provincial Police Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko thanked the members of the public for working hand in hand with the police
“The suspects have since appeared in court and we continue to urge members of the public to jealously guard their valuables and to report all cases to the police,” he added.