Mkushi robbery: Cops record statements from lodge workers

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POLICE in Mkushi have recorded statements from employees at a lodge where a Lusaka-based road contractor was on Wednesday night robbed of over K30,000 by a lone gunman who stormed his room.

Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu said in Kabwe yesterday that the statements were recorded from employees who were on duty the night John Chiwala Banda was robbed.
Mr Lungu said following the opening of a docket on the matter, Police in the area had intensified investigations and were pursuing the suspects.
“I can confirm that we have recorded statements from employees at a lodge where Mr Banda is alleged to have been attacked and robbed by a lone gunman, but I cannot disclose how many statements have been recorded because that is part of investigations,” he said.
Last Wednesday night, Mr Banda was left shocked when a lone gunman stormed his room at a lodge in Mkushi and snatched K30,000 cash and more money in foreign currency.
Mr Banda was held hostage for about an hour by the attacker who threatened to kill him as he demanded money.
The bandit was armed with a pistol and fled immediately after the incident at a lodge on Great North Road.
Mr Lungu said the incident happened around 23:00 hours and that the robber got away with K30,000 cash, 500 South African rand, and 350 Botswana pula.
He said the Police would not leave any stone unturned in their investigations considering that Mr Banda was in transit and just booked the room.

[Times of Zambia]