A BULAWAYO man woke up to find a cheeky 16-year-old robber fondling his wife's breasts after he broke into their home and stolen a mobile phone and some clothes, a local court heard.
Brendon Dube, of no fixed abode, broke into the house in Luveve at around 4 am on December 28 and found Esilina Sisimani, 29, sleeping with her husband who was not named in court.
After pocketing the mobile phone he found on a dressing table, Dube sneaked into the couple's bed and began caressing the woman's breasts, Western Commonage provincial resident magistrate Willard Maphios Moyo heard this week.
Prosecuting, Tatenda Dakwa said: "He broke into the house through an opening on the cracked window pane. Soon after entering the house, Brendon stole a cellphone, four pairs of jeans and 15 napkins all valued at $100."
Not contend with his loot, the teenager proceeded to the bedroom where he found the couple fast asleep, the court heard.
He sneaked into the couple's blankets and started fondling the woman's breasts.
Initially, the woman tried to ignore Brendon's actions thinking it was her husband intending to make love to her.
But when she opened her eyes, Sisimani got the shock of her life when she discovered that it was an intruder. She then screamed, alerting her husband who quickly woke up. "When her husband woke up from a deep slumber, Brendon jumped out of the couple's bed and tried to flee," said Dakwa.
But the teen was no match for the husband who caught up with him.
Dube was handed over to the police.
The magistrate remanded the teenager in custody to January 20 to allow an assessment by probation officers.