MWENEZI - An 18-year old form three pupil at Mwenezi Government High School was last week arraigned before the Mwenezi Magistrate Court where he was convicted of two counts of unlawful entry.
Knowledge Moyo of Chirimigwa village under Chief Neshuro pleaded guilty to the two counts of unlawful entry and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment from which 2 months were conditionally suspended.
The remaining 8 months were set aside on condition that he performs 280 hours of community service at Chikadzi Primary School.
Since Moyo is still going to school, he was ordered to perform the community service during weekends.
Magistrate Honest Musiiwa strongly condemned Moyo's actions and warned that he was saved by the fact that he is still in school otherwise the punishment would have been harsher.
State facts as presented by prosecutor Angelinah Makonya were that sometime in December 2016 during the evening, Moyo proceeded to Tongofa Store, owned by one Wisdom Siziba at Neshuro Growth Point.
While the complainant was fast asleep, Moyo took cash amounts of R6 000, US$300, Econet airtime worth US$200 and went away unnoticed. In total, the value stolen amounted to US$1100 and nothing was recovered.
The convict used the money from the offence to acquire a driver's licence, Samsung tablet and a laptop.
Moyo's nefarious acts came to light of May 19, this year when he tried his luck again in the same shop in the early hours while Sibiza was asleep.
His luck ran out when he stepped on a crippled base bed which made some noise alerting Sibiza who woke up immediately and caught Moyo at the cash box.
A police report was made leading to Moyo's arrest.crime