ZIMBABWE – A teenage boy and his two friends stole a gun from his father with intentions to use it in criminal activities.
Ashwin Chitava, 17 and his friends, Tobias Muzhingi and David Pedro, 21 appeared at the Harare magistrates’ court facing theft and attempted robbery charges.
The trio is alleged to have stolen the gun from Ashwin’s father who happens to be a farmer in Concession.
Reports are that on December 3, the three hatched a plan to commit criminal offences.
It is said that they went to Ashwin’s father’s house in Waterfalls where they forced open the gun’s cabinet.
Allegations are that they stole a 303 Riffle.
Alpha Moyo then discovered the offence and went to inform the police about the theft.
The court heard that after stealing the gun, the trio went to Simon Mazorodze where they went to station themselves at the corner of Manchester Road looking for targets.
It is said that they approached Trymore Chikore who was in the company of his friend Philemon Mudiwa whilst armed with the rifle.
Reports are that Chikore managed to start his vehicle and drive away leaving the three at the scene.
Chikore and Philemon returned at the scene with police who managed to apprehend the trio.