Daring Robber Opens A Boutique To Sell Stolen Clothes
A former convict, Trustme Kauzani, has found himself on the wrong side of the law once again. He has been accused of orchestrating a series of robberies in Harare.
According to reports, Kauzani and an accomplice, only identified as Alvin, allegedly broke into a shop belonging to Morelife Maworera, a sales representative at Classic Pose Boutique, on December 17 last year. They reportedly attacked a security guard using a blank rifle and a catapult before stealing clothes worth US$23,000.
H-metro report that two days later, Kauzani is also alleged to have broken into another shop at Galaxy Mall in the Harare Central Business District, owned by Fungayi Muganhiri, in the company of his accomplice, Gainmore Gamunorwa. They reportedly stole clothes worth US$11,317.
Kauzani’s alleged criminal spree came to an abrupt end when he was caught by the police in Gweru, where he had opened a shop to sell the stolen merchandise. During the arrest, a shoot-out ensued between Kauzani and the police, which left him injured.
In court, Kauzani was charged with robbery and attempted murder. The court heard that he had been out on bail, pending an appeal, in another robbery case when he committed the latest offenses.
The case has drawn attention to the issue of bail, which has come under scrutiny in Zimbabwe in recent years. Critics argue that the bail system is being abused by repeat offenders, who are released back into society and continue to commit crimes. The case has also highlighted the need for improved security measures in shops and other businesses in the country.
Kauzani’s case has been adjourned to a later date, and he remains in police custody. The court has yet to make a ruling on the charges against him.