Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How police tracked down the 3 men who robbed Oliver Mutukudzi's wife (Usadherere Magondo) !!!!

The trial of three men suspected to have robbed Daisy Mtukudzi of her handbag and stealing cash and valuables worth US$3 000 continued yesterday with the State calling the investigating officer. Marlyin Maposa (26) of No. 8656 Kuwadzana 5 in Harare, GoodbyeChinguwa (29) of 13555 Unit N in Chitungwiza and Fungai Chitawa (43) of No. 2058 Overspill in Epworth are facing robbery charges.
The trio appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Arnold Maburo and are denying the charges.
Detective Assistant Inspector Tonderai Mumanikidzwa told the court that he received information that some criminals were using a taxi to ferry them to crime scenes.
“Acting on the information on February 7 around 7pm we spotted Chinguwa and Chitawa boarding a taxi.
“We arrested them and recovered a spark plug tied to a black electric cable from Chitawa. Upon being interviewed, Chinguwa implicated Maposa as the person who had sold (Mrs Mtukudzi’s)  cellphone,” he said.
Det Asst Insp Mumanikidzwa said Chinguwa voluntarily led police to No. 29, 4th Street in Mbare where Mrs Mtukudzi’s Samsung Galaxy S3 was recovered.
“We managed to obtain a call history from Maposa’s mobile phone service provider and discovered that barely two hours after the crime, he started calling the buyer,” he said.
Mr Chakurira told the court that on February 4, the trio hatched a plan to steal from motorists at the intersection of Masotsha Ndlovu Way and Simon Mazorodze Road in Harare.
In connivance the trio made a weapon out of old spark plugs and at 8pm they proceeded to the intersection and laid an ambush.
Maposa, armed with the weapon, allegedly rushed to the car and smashed the front passenger window and grabbed Mrs Mtukudzi’s cream handbag which was on the passenger seat. while Chinguwa and Chitawa kept surveillance.
Mrs Mtukudzi’s handbag contained a Samsung Galaxy S3, US$1 200, national identity card, driver’s licence, bank cards and keys.
The trio allegedly disappeared in the darkness and later shared the loot.
The court heard that Mtukudzi’s cream handbag was left at the scene. The matter was reported at Waterfalls police station.
Investigations lead to the arrest of the trio and recovery of the used weapon. The three voluntarily led to the recovery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 which they had allegedly sold.
The value of the stolen goods was pegged at US$3 000 and only US$1 800 was recovered.
Source: Herald

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