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‘Notorious JoJo tank thief’ arrested in Gweru

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‘Notorious JoJo tank thief’ arrested in Gweru


GWERU – Murehwa Muchineripi (31), a suspected notorious Jojo tank thief was recently arrested with 10 such containers in Gweru.

Police is linking Muchineripi to a number of Jojo tank thefts in and around the Midlands Province and are appealing to those with missing tanks to visit their nearest Police station.

Midlands Police Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko told The Mirror that Muchineripi was arrested with property worth ZWL $173 000.

The Mirror is told that on December 4, 2021, Bornface Magocha (58) from Woodlands Park made a report after his 5 000l Jojo tank was stolen. Police got a tip off leading to the recovery of the JoJo tank at a mine along Matobo Road. This led to the arrest of the suspect who then revealed that he had stolen 10 other tanks.

“Police are appealing to members of the public who might have lost their water tanks through theft to approach CID Gweru for assistance”, Mahoko said.

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