Nabbed for stealing from cars
12 February 2018
A Chitungwiza man was last week hurled to court for stealing goods worth $2800 from cars.
Lloyd Madoda was not asked to plead when he appeared before the Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa charged with fraud.
He was asked to pay $100 bail and the matter was remanded to February 23.
Allegations are that on January 16 at around 3pm Christine Tariro Manatsa parked her motor vehicle, a Toyota Hilux at ZB Bank at corner Speke and First Street.
Madoda who was nearby immobilised the central locking system of the vehicle using an electricity gate motor remote control.
The remote control was used by Madoda to dupe Manatsa that she had locked the doors yet the security system had been immobilised thereby causing the motor vehicle not to lock.
Madoda went on to open the doors when Manatsa was gone and stole a Lenovo laptop, laptop charger Samsung charger, note book, personal documents and laptop bag.
The value of the property he stole valued $700.
On the second count on January 20 at around 12pm Janhi Sahi Loverose parked his car a Toyota Hilux at Joina City offloading bay.
She went on to lock the doors and proceeded to Joina City mall.
Madoda who was nearby duped Sahi that he had locked the car by immobilising the locking system using a gate remote control.
After Sahi was gone he went on to steal an Hp laptop, laptop charger, black laptop bag, $500, Huawei tablet, Samsung Tablet 4.
The value of the property stolen was $2100.
Madoda’s finger prints matched those found at Manatsa’s car and the surveillance system at Joina city caught Madoda committing the offense.
The total value of the goods stolen is $2800 and all were recovered.