By Scoop Reporter
POLICE in Kasama, Northern Province, have shot and injured one suspected criminal and arrested two others in connection with the theft of money from a Trade Kings motor vehicle.
This was after a report of theft from motor vehicle was received from Abbas Hussain, 46, of Chikumanino in Kasama who is Trade Kings Regional Manager for Muchinga, Luapula and Northern Provinces that unknown persons stole money from the company’s motor vehicle, a Toyota Hilux registration number ALZ 3825 which was parked at Indo – Zambia Bank along Independence road in Kasama District.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says the criminals unlocked the driver’s door and got away with K98, 025.00 and that police made a follow up and caught up with the criminals at Mwiluzi area along Mbala – Kasama road where they had parked their vehicle, a Honda CRV registration number ALP 2712, as they were changing a front tyre.
“Upon being challenged, the criminals ran (away) and in the process, one suspect named Ndlovu Basil Bhekumuzi aged 40 years of Bulawayo, a Zimbabwean national, was shot on his left side of the thigh while two of his colleagues identified as Soames Ndlovu aged 32 years of Matero East in Lusaka, also a Zimbabwean national based in Bulawayo, and Silvester Phiri aged 38 years of Matero Lusaka were apprehended.
“The injured suspect is receiving medical treatment at Kasama General Hospital while one other suspect only identified as Amin (Mr. Moyo) is on the run. A sum of K84, 000 was recovered from the suspects’ and the vehicle which was being used has been impounded. A manhunt for the suspect who is on the run has been launched,” Ms. Katongo said.