Police in Bulawayo have arrested two suspects who allegedly broke into a church and stole various electrical gadgets and other property o 21 December 2022.
In an announcement seen by Pindula News, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said all the stolen property was recovered. Reads the announcement:
Police in Bulawayo acted on a tip-off and arrested Collet Nyathi (50) and Moses Ncube (58) in connection with a case of unlawful entry into premises and theft in which they allegedly broke into a church in Nkulumane, and stole a Defy deep freezer refrigerator, a blanket, mattress and eight decor curtains on 21/12/22. Police recovered all the stolen property.
Meanwhile, some commentators have said the police should use their “energy” and resources to catch “big fish.” One of the comments on social media read:
We are losing US$100m to gold smuggling every month – Could you please redirect a fraction (not all) of your resources from catching fridge thieves to gold smuggling?
Others suggested the cases of theft are increasing due to the state of the economy in the southern African country. One commentator said:
50 year olds breaking in and stealing blankets…this should tell u about the state in which the country is in else there is a story behind the story,pane vanhu vari kurwira zvinhu izvi vachitorerana by force.
Others said the age of the suspects suggests that they are “habitual criminals”