POLICE have arrested two men who allegedly robbed and raped two women at a farm in Mkushi. The five men, armed with firearms, allegedly attacked and raped two women after holding them hostage before getting away with house hold goods worth K9, 686 on Thursday night. Central Province police chief, Standwell Lungu said the incident was reported by owner of the farm, Boyd Sinkalu, and that police arrested two suspects and recovered several household goods believed to have been stolen from the farm, as well as two pistols. Mr Lungu said during the raid at the named farm, the attackers were in a group of five and police are looking for the other three suspects who are on the run. Meanwhile, two security guards and a call boy who staged a daylight robbery on Friday last week have been picked up by police for the theft of more than K1 million from a Barclays Bank teller machine. Mr Lungu explained that according to preliminary investigations the two security guards used the call boy who was armed with a toy gun as a front to steal money from the ATM and that they wanted to make it look like a random robbery when in fact it was well-organised. He said the video footages showed how the previous day the security guards allegedly managed to disable the camera inside the teller machine but the outside camera was still operational and that police had since established that the two security guards have been engaged in such acts for a while now. He said investigations were still ongoing. Three months ago, armed robbers again snatched about K200,000 from a supermarket in the usually quiet town and also attacked and stole an undisclosed amount of money from a filling station.
Times of Zambia