Teenage Thief Breaks Into 14 Houses In 7 Days
A Masvingo teenager was sentenced to 5 years in prison after breaking into 14 homes in the space of 7 days.
The 19-year-old Peacemaker Mambudu was convicted on his guilty plea to 14 counts of burglary he committed from 25 to 31 August this year.
Mambudu would move from house to house in the same neighbourhood in the absence of the owners during the daytime.
The crimes were all committed in Victoria Range suburb and the teenager would rob the homes of his victims in broad daylight while they were at work. He used an unknown object to break windows to gain entry into the houses.
He was finally caught by members of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) as he attempted another break-in.
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Police recovered property valued at ZW$2 054 which included cell phones, amplifiers and radios.