THIEVES in the early hours of yesterday broke into the ZAMBEEF outlet in Kapiri Mposhi and stole K38,000.
The criminals gained access to the building by ripping off the roof.
Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu, who confirmed the development, said the criminals later broke the safe and got the cash.
Mr Lungu said the break-in was only discovered yesterday around 08:00 hours.
“I can confirm that we are investigating the breaking into ZAMBEEF outlet in Kapiri Mposhi where bandits got away with K38,000 cash but investigations have been launched to bring the culprits to book, “ he said.
In a related development, police in Kabwe have arrested two people and recovered three computers which were stolen from the Ministry of Lands.
The robbers broke in the Ministry of Lands and got away with the computers, paralysing operations.
Meanwhile, police in Kitwe are holding two men in connection with the abduction of a named six-year-old boy, who is a son of a doctor at a Kitwe surgery.
The kidnappers held the boy hostage for four days while demanding to be paid a ransom of K25,000 from the child’s father, only identified as Dr Lungu.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Joyce Kasosa yesterday confirmed the sad development and said the boy of Lubambe Flats in Parklands was abducted on July 28, 2014 and was only retrieved from the kidnappers four days later on August 1.
Ms Kasosa said the child had prior to his abduction told his mother that he had gone to the play park within Lubambe Flats premises but when the mother sent some people to look for him, they found he was missing.
Ms Kasosa said the parents a day later received a letter which was dropped on their residence by the abductors demanding for a ransom.
She said the letter, which warned the parents not to contact police, contained a phone number for the abductors.
“This is how the police started trailing them until on August 1, 2014 when we retrieved the boy and rounded 10 people and after screening, the others were released and we are remaining with two, but investigations are still on-going,” she said.
Times of Zambia