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A man walks past the Vic Tavern complex where the burgled shop is housed

Elliot Jinjika

CHIVHU
- A businessman who owns Mukopa Enterprises operating at Vics Tarven complex was left devastated last week after thieves broke into his fully-packed shop in the dead of the night and stole goods with an estimated worth of over US$3 000.
The shop sells different types of goods from electrical appliances, furniture, clothing, jewellery and groceries.
Bags of clothing, electrical gadgets and groceries that had recently been ordered from South Africa were stolen, adding to the worries of growing crime in the small town.
"A number of goods including jewellery, electrical appliances and others with a total value of over $3000 were stolen. I cannot mention all the goods because as you can see, this shop was a jerk of all trades as I sell different goods under one roof," said Mukopa.
Mukopa criticised the lax security in the town due to what he indicated to be misplaced priorities on the part of the police.
"The police are doing nothing. Countless similar incidences have been reported before but it is still happening every second day. They are doing nothing and nothing at all. The way they dealt with our matter was so pathetic.
"How can a professional policeman write a statement concerning a burglary case at the police camp without even bothering to go to the scene and then spend the nights at night clubs instead of patrolling areas with businesses and properties that bring money to this town," said a furious Mukopa.
The police were not immediately available to respond to concerns that they are concentrating their energies in non-critical areas.local

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