A security guard with Fawcett Security Company was last week arraigned before Gutu magistrate Victor Muhamadi on theft charges after he stole a 2 litres cooking oil bottle at N. Richards shop in Gutu.
William Mungindi (34) was charged with theft as defined in Section 113(1) of The Criminal Codification and Reform Act Chapter 09:23.
Mungindi was remanded to January 30 for sentencing.
State facts as presented by Kudakwashe Muza are that on January 26 this year at around 09:30hours, at N. Richards Gutu, Mungindi was a door guard and he received a receipt from a customer. He scanned it and did not return to the customer.
Mungindi then advised Precious Gondo who was also a guard that he had bought 2 litres of Oleo cooking oil.
Gondo became suspicious and went to the assistant manager, Webster Munedzimwe, and told him that he suspected that Mungindi had stolen cooking oil.
Precious and the assistant manager reviewed the footage and discovered that Mungindi did not buy the cooking oil but received a receipt from a customer and did not return it.
At around 14:00 hours when they were closing the shop, Mungindi took his 2 litres cooking oil intending to take it home. Munedzimwe then called him and asked him to produce the receipt and that is when he was shown the footage.
The cooking oil was recovered and the matter was reported to the police leading to Mungindi’s arrest.