A Harare man reportedly stole a briefcase full of cash and used part of the money to pay lobola for his girlfriend.
Isaac Haruzive, 34, was not asked to plead on Wednesday when he appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi with his accomplices, Panashe Tsuro, 22, and Tongai Chirimumimba, 27.
The three were remanded in custody until today for their bail application.
According to H Metro, on January 31, one Kuzivakwashe Ngwasha and his friends stole a briefcase containing US$17 500 from the Q Bar director in Five Avenue.
As Kuzivakwashe and his friends were fleeing, they were intercepted by Isaac, Panashe and Tongai.
The State said when the three were about to apprehend Kuzivakwashe, he ditched the briefcase and escaped.
Isaac, Panashe and Tongai opened the briefcase and when they saw that it contained money, they disappeared with it and shared the money among themselves.
Further allegations are that Isaac used part of his loot to purchase building materials, which included 48 bags of cement, roofing sheets as well as door and window frames.
The State said Isaac also bought three beasts, a wardrobe, bed and kitchen unit, among other things.
Isaac also used some of the money to pay lobola for his girlfriend.
Pardon Dziva appeared for the State.