Seven armed robbers believed to be ex-convicts attacked and stole K35,000 and a pistol from a Chinese national and 4, 000 Dollars from another tenant in Chingola at Swazi Park flats .
Copperbelt Province Police Commanding Officer, Sharon Zulu has told ZANIS that a report was received from Lucky Simukanga, their neighbours , that Rhoda Kunda aged 20 years and Wenmei Yao , 36 and William Mukosha 62 , a watchman at the flats were attacked by masked criminals in the early hours of yesterday.
Ms. Zulu said on the fateful day the alleged armed robbers jumped into Swazi Flats near Life Cathedral Church, Nchanga South Chingola wearing masks and armed with machetes and iron bars .
“The 7 criminals suspected to be ex-convicts beat up the security guard and broke into Kundas’ flat where they stole $USD 4.000 and K700 which belongs to her 27 year old sister and one Samsung phone 51A .” She said
She added that criminals also went to Yao’s flat where they stole a laptop bag containing K35, 000 and a pistol whose serial number and ammunition numbers are not yet known.
Ms Zulu said that Shimukanga while in deep sleep heard a voice of a female person shouting for help and rushed to check on the neighbour where he discovered that his neighbors had been attacked by criminals.
The Commanding Officer said Investigations have been instituted in the matter and clues are leading to some ex- convicts who were recently released from prisons.