Bandits strike again, snatching Nissan Hard Body

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Zambia Police Spokesperson, Charity Munganga Chanda,
Zambia Police Spokesperson, Charity Munganga Chanda,

THREE men armed with iron bars on Sunday snatched K68,000 from a Lusaka business executive before driving away in his Nissan Hard Body.
The incident happened in Chalala Township around 15:00 hours as the man was dropping his two workers in Mahopo area.
Police spokesperson Charity Munganga-Chanda said the criminals forced their victim out of his vehicle registration number ABD 7460 and beat him up before driving away in his vehicle.
Ms Chanda said police in Lusaka were looking for the three men who were currently on the run.
Recently, there has been a spate of day-light robberies, like last week when bandits grabbed K110,000 from a Star Bakery light truck in Ndola on Broadway, while in Nakonde money in foreign currency was snatched from a Bullion Bureau de change employee.
In another development, Ms Chanda said an unidentified body of a male was discovered on Saturday around 16:00 hours in Lusaka West.
The body, which had no injuries, was discovered by the owner of the farm, where the body was dumped.
The body was dressed in a brown t-shirt and blue pair of trousers and was in the University Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting identification and a postmortem.
She said another body of a girl aged 16, suspected to have been strangled, was discovered on Friday last week in Lusaka West.
The girl went missing on March 25, this year as she was going to school and was found dead in a maize field by the owner of the field.
In another case, Police arrested and charged two men for the murder of a 35-year-old maid who was found dead in her employer’s house.
Faustina Chilola of Bauleni Township was found dead two months ago by a young man at her employer’s house in Woodlands in Lusaka.
Ms Chilola was believed to have been cooking before she was dragged and killed as a pot was found on the floor when Police visited the crime scene. A manhunt had since been launched.
Ms Chanda announced the arrests of Chris Makai, 21, and Robert Kaluba, 19, who had been charged with murder.
Ms Chanda said Makai was serving a jail sentence in Kaoma in Western Province for breaking into a building.
It was suspected that the two had gone to steal and found the maid, whom they killed.
Police had so far recovered an Ipad valued at K3, 000 and a laptop valued at K2, 000 from the suspects.
The suspects would appear in court soon.

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