Thieves have broken into a shop belonging to a prominent businessman in Mansa stealing talk time worth over 170,000 kwacha rebased.
The thieves who entered Amico investments shop through the roof top around 01 hours on Monday morning got away with the talk time amounting to 173,000 Kwacha Rebased.
Confirming the development to ZANIS in Mansa today, Luapula province police commissioner Philemon Mutale said the thieves stole about 150,000 kwacha rebased worth of MTN talk time while the remaining 23,000 kwacha rebased talk time was for Airtel.
Mr Mutale said that no arrests have been made but that the matter is under investigation.
Meanwhile, Mr Mutale has revealed that police in the province have recorded five cases of crimes committed in a similar manner.
Mr Mutale said of the five cases, two were recorded in Samfya, another two in Mansa, and the fifth in Nchelenge which involved a break-in at Bayport, a micro finance institution.
The police commissioner said it is difficult to ascertain the identity of the people involved in the latest wave of crimes in the province and has since urged members of the public to be on high alert.
Mr Mutale however noted that it is worrying that security guards in places where these crimes are being committed are not doing enough to help the police in locating the perpetrators of the crimes.