BIKITA - Two robbers, husband and wife, that had gained notoriety for repeatedly preying on stranded travellers at Nyika growth point were last week arrested after one of them was spotted wearing stolen clothes.
Tamai Magume (32) and his wife Progress Muchemwa (30), both of whom stay in Muchenga village under chief Marozva, appeared before magistrate Florence Nago to face theft charges.
The couple pleaded guilty, saying they were desperate for survival with two minor children going to school. They were identified as repeat offenders who had been faced similar charges in the past and were remanded to January 25 for continuation of trial.
It is the State's case that on Dec 23, 2017 at Mutema Supermarket, Nyika, Magume and Muchemwa stole a bag belonging to Learnmore Makotore.
The bag contained various clothing items, a Samsung Galaxy phone and $500 in cash.
All the stolen property was valued at $950.
On the second count, the two waylaid Timothy Chinake near the Econet Shop at Nyika and stole his bag containing US$400 worth of valuables.
Japhet Mapakame prosecuted.local