Monday, July 22, 2024

Suspect in car break-ins pleads guilty

A middle-aged man pleaded guilty before Francistown Principal Magistrate Peggy Madandume on Wednesday after a series of car break-ins in Francistown.

Uyapo Ncube was charged on two counts of vehicle break-ins with intentions of stealing property.

It is alleged that on the first count, between the 19th and 20th of February 2009, the accused man went into one complainant house in Block 2 location in Francistown where he broke into an Opel Astra vehicle with the intentions of stealing. The complainant was alerted and she immediately reported the matter to Kutlwano Police station.

On the second count still on the same day, between the 19th and 20th of February, he broke into another vehicle from which he stole a DVD and CD holder, Cooler bag, Pioneer radio and an LCD screen.
Police investigations led to Ncube’s arrest.

The prosecutor applied that judgment be reserved as further investigations and verifications are still on-going. It also has to be established if the accused has any prior criminal record.

Judgment in the case was reserved.


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