A 23-year-old Murereka man was recently dragged to court after he stole 50kg of shelled maize.
Learnmore Matangambiri was found guilty when he appeared before Chinhoyi Provincial Magistrate Tapiwa Banda charged with theft.
According to a local tabloid, he was fined $1000 or 30 days in jail for the offence.
Two months were suspended on condition that he pays restitution of $1320 before June 31.
It is in the States case that on May 27, at around 12 am, Johnson Chipfinhu, 39, of Murereka was asleep at his homestead when he woke up and heard some footsteps through his bedroom window in his yard.
He peeped through the window and saw Matangambiri.
It is further alleged that Chipfinhu heard some footsteps again which then prompted him to wake up and figure out what was happening. He then caught Matangambiri red-handed picking up a 50kg of shelled maize from the stack.
At that moment, he called him by his name, asked him what he was doing.