Two Fawcett Security guards were recently arrested for allegedly stealing money that had been stolen from Total Energies in Hillcrest, Bulawayo.

Liberty Mugadha, 24, from Magwegwe North and Shanon Moyo, 21, from Nkulumane 11, reportedly stole more than US$12 000 cash from a theft suspect they had just apprehended with his loot.

Mugadha and Moyo appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Nomagugu Maphosa facing theft charges. They pleaded guilty to the charge and were remanded in custody for sentencing.

Allegations were that on 20 March 2023, at around 2 AM, Mugadha and Moyo were on motorised patrol within Hillside area when they heard an explosion coming from Total Energies.

The court heard that the two promptly went to investigate and when they got to the scene of the incident, they came across Calphar Caliph Kuronga, 30, who immediately tried to flee.

Mugadha and Moyo chased after Kuronga until they apprehended him some 60 metres away from the shop.

They searched Kuronga and found US$12 162 and ZAR900 on him which he had allegedly stolen.

The court heard the two security guards confiscated US$11 997 and ZAR150 from Kuronga, leaving him with just US$165 and ZAR750 on his person. They then took Kuronga and handed him over at Hillside Police Station.

Mugadha and Moyo were arrested following police investigations. Police recovered US$3 420 and ZAR50 from the Fawcett Security Guards.