TWO thieves who went on a housebreaking spree in Mabvazuva, Ruwa, ran out of luck after an iPhone 11 they had stolen led detectives to their hiding place.
Simba Sithole, 26, and Pardon Kasiyandima, 24, were at the weekend convicted of unlawful entry in aggravating circumstances after they went on a spree breaking into homes and stealing television sets and cellphones.
Two of their suspected accomplices, Calvin Rwodzi and Evidence Mukarwe, denied the allegations before Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga and were granted $500 bail each.
On September 10 at around 10pm, the two went to a Ruwa house, jumped over a wall to gain entry and forced open a door with an iron rod.
They stole a 65-inch and 48-inch television sets which were mounted on the wall. They stole various cellphones in the house, including an iPhone 11.
The complainant called his neighbour, a detective, and they began searching for the stolen wares and tracing the cellphones using the “find my phone” application and it led them to one Evidence Mukarwe’s home.
They reportedly found six television sets at the house, including the complainant’s two television sets.
Mukarwe then led the police to Sithole’s house where the other stolen goods were found.
The court heard that on September 17, the two broke into another house in Mabvazuva and stole a television set
Sithole and Kasiyandima will be back in court today for sentencing after they pleaded guilty to the two counts of housebreaking.