A 36-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo’s Nketa suburb has been arrested for making a false report of armed robbery to cover up for the money which he had allegedly stolen at his workplace.
Misheck Mukona, who was employed at Flo Service Station as a fuel attendant, hatched a plan to steal from his employer while taking advantage of an armed robbery which had occurred on 17 June 2022 at his workplace.
Mukona allegedly took US$12 677 before he went to the police and made a false report that he had also been robbed.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident and urged members of the public to desist from making false reports to the police saying it was a serious offence which could lead one to be jailed.
It is reported that on 17 June 2022 two armed robbers stormed Flo Service Station located along Jason Moyo Street between 11th and 12th avenues and tied up the manager with a rope and got away with US$45 and an Itel cellphone.
On the same day, Mukona, who reportedly witnessed the incident, decided to steal US$12 677 from the company before he proceeded to the police and lied that he had also been robbed.
Investigations by the police later proved that Mukona had reported a fake armed robbery case to cover up a theft he had committed at his workplace.
The discovery reportedly led to his arrest.