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Man Robs Two Shops, Opens Own Shop In Another City To Sell Stolen Clothes

A former convict set free on bail pending appeal reverted to his old ways when he robbed two shops in Harare and opened his own in Gweru to sell the stolen goods.

Trustme Kauzani was tracked by police Kauzani and arrested after a shootout as he tried to evade arrest. He was shot in the calf muscle.

On Monday, Trustme Kauzani made his appearance in court limping from the injury.

The court heard that after being released on bail pending an appeal against his conviction in another robbery case, Kauzani wasted no time in taking advantage of his newly acquired freedom.

In the company of his accomplice only identified as Alvin robbed Classic Pose Boutique in Harare on the 19th of December last year.

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The duo allegedly assaulted a security guard, who was manning a neighbouring shop, with a blank rifle and a catapult. They proceeded to break into Classic Pose Boutique and stole clothes worth US$23 000.

They loaded their stolen loot into their getaway vehicle and fled the scene.

In a separate incident, Kauzani and another accomplice Gainmore Gamunorwa broke into another shop and stole clothes worth US$11 317. The shop located at Galaxy Mall in Harare is owned by Fungayi Muganhiri.

Police tracked Trustme Kauzani to Gweru where they arrested him after a shootout. After being apprehended by the police he confessed that he had broken into two shops in Harare.

He also revealed that he had opened a shop and was selling the stolen items hoping to realise a profit. Kauzani led the police to his shop where some of the stolen clothes were recovered.

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