Four suspected criminals, among them a Police officer, have been arrested in Chisamba for the offence of Aggravated Robbery which they staged on May 7, 2023 around 19:30 hours at Chipembi Business Trading area.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lusaka said one suspect is still on the run.
Mwale said the suspects, five in number and armed with one AK 47 Assault Rifle, attacked a named man while in his shop at the Business Trading area.
He said four of the suspects pretended to be from the Department of Immigration.
“They are alleged to have stolen at gunpoint money amounting to K5,000, a Toyota Regius bearing registration number ABV 5968 and one Samsung cellular phone,” Mwale said.
He said the suspects are also alleged to have abducted the victim aged 48 and another female person aged 38 from a different shop.
“Police officers were alerted and pursued the suspects who were also driving an unregistered Toyota Sienta. They were intercepted at Munano Council Security checkpoint in Chisamba area,” Mwale said.
He said two were arrested including a Police officer while three managed to escape.
Mwale said during interrogations, the suspects were identified as Joel Kambayi aged 36, a Police officer based at Chelstone Police station in Lusaka, Choolwe Matonka aged 32 of Chelstone area in Lusaka.
“The following stolen items were recovered K5,000.00, Samsung mobile phone, a Toyota Regious and one AK 47 Assault Rifle with three rounds of live ammunitions. The unregistered Toyota Sienta was also impounded,” he said.
Mwale said the two suspects were detained in Police custody, while a manhunt for the three other suspects was launched On May 9, 2023, one suspect identified as Mweemba Matonka aged 19 of Chudleigh in Lusaka was arrested after his parents handed him over to Police in Chisamba.
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He said this was after information went out that Police were looking for him together with the other two who escaped at the checkpoint.
“Investigations continued and on May 10, 2023, Police arrested the other suspect identified as Mando Mwanda aged 23 also of Chudleigh area in Lusaka,” Mwale said.
He said Police are still looking for the other suspect only identified as Soko of Ngwerere area in Lusaka and all the four suspects are detained in Police custody.
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