POLICE on the Copperbelt have arrested six suspected criminals in connection with the theft of K124,000 cash from a filling station in Chambishi.
And police in Chisamba have slapped aggravated robbery charges on two brothers who allegedly attacked Zambeef Plc chief executive officer Francis Grogan and his wife, Geraldine, and stole K2,000 cash.
Copperbelt Province commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said yesterday that the criminals allegedly besieged the filling station and stole the money between 20:30 hours and 22:00 hours on Saturday.
“It is not clear whether the criminals were armed or not, but they also stole a closed-circuit television (CCTV) monitor worth K2,000. They also store US$9,000 and K60,000 cash. We suspect it is an inside job,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said police are holding two fuel attendants and four security guards to help with investigations.
Ms Kasosa withheld the names of the suspects for fear of jeopardising investigations.
Meanwhile, police in Chisamba have charged Clement Moonga, 32, and his younger brother John Moonga, 26, with aggravated robbery for allegedly attacking Mr Grogan and stealing K2,000 cash.
The two siblings are former servants of Mr Grogan.
Central Province commissioner of police Standwell Lungu said in an interview yesterday that the suspects will appear in court for mention this week.
“They have been charged with aggravated robbery and we have recovered hundred percent of what they stole,” Mr Lungu said.
Mr Lungu said the docket will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions because the offence Clement and John allegedly committed is tried by the High Court.
The two brothers allegedly broke into Mr Grogan’s house through a window and got away with K2,000 cash, mobile phones and clothes.
This was after they threatened to shoot Mr Grogan and his wife, Geraldine, if they refused to comply.
When they were apprehended hours later, police recovered £95, €110, K3, a bottle of beer, a battery for a mobile phone and 1,600 meticais (Mozambican currency).
Zambia Daily Mail