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Duo nabbed for using fake notes


GWERU – It is said criminals always think that they can get away with committing a crime but at
times it is that thinking that eventually becomes their downfall as two Bulawayo men recently found
out.The two were recently arrested at an apostolic church shrine in Mtapa for allegedly using fake
United States notes after getting away from indecently assaulting one woman who immediately
made a report to the police.
The suspects, Chrispen Kutira (42) of Fourwinds, Bulawayo and Everson Kabura (38) of Cowdry Park,
Bulawayo had gone on a spree defrauding people using fake notes.
Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said on March 1, Kutira unlawfully
entered into one woman’s house saying he wanted to see her husband and suddenly indecently
hugged her.The woman was not happy by these actions and threatened to call neighbours resulting in Kutira
running away.
He got into a grey Ford Ranger and drove off but not before she had captured its registration
number as AEC 6337.
A report was made to the police and around 2pm the same day, police picked information that the
same vehicle had been seen parked near a Masowe shrine near Mtapa roundabout.
Acting on the tip off, police raided the suspects and arrested them.
It was further established that the suspects had defrauded a fuel attendant after buying fuel using a
counterfeit US$100 on February 23.
Insp. Mahoko called upon members of the public who might have fallen victim to the suspects to go
to ZRP Gweru central and make their reports so that the duo can be linked to all the cases they
allegedly committed.