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Lusaka Woman Robbed Of K300 By Armed Criminals

A 37-year-old woman of Lusaka’s Emmasdale area was yesterday robbed of K300 by three suspected armed criminals that had a sporting pistol and a Taser gun.

Two of the suspected criminals fled after neighbours were alerted of the robbery while one was caught and badly beaten by the neighbours.

The incident is said to have happened around 10:30 hours at plot number Nine, off Vubu road in Emmasdale in which a woman identified as Sabinah Ayub Patel, aged 37 years, was robbed off K300 cash by the suspects who entered her house on the pretext that they wanted to buy spices from her, deputy Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has stated.

He stated that after the suspects were allowed entry into the house, the victim asked the guard to collect the spices they ordered.

As he went in, the criminals produced a sporting pistol and Taser gun, pointed at the victim and ordered her to lay down.

Hamoonga said the guard tried to ask what was happening but was hit with the sporting gun on the forehead and ordered to lay down or they were going to shoot him.

He said the suspected criminals then demanded money from the victim and she later gave them K300.

When the maid who was washing clothes outside heard what was going on in the house, she ran outside and informed the neighbours who quickly came to Patel’s aid.

But two of the criminals sensed danger and ran away using a grey Toyota Spacio.

“One suspect, Abraham Chembe aged 37 years of unmarked house number in George compound tried to run but was caught by members of the public who beat him up and was later brought to the station where he was rushed to Chipata first level Hospital,” Hamoonga said.

He said the beaten suspect was treated and discharged and is currently in custody.

Police have since recovered a sporting gun while the injured guard, Namushi Namushi, was issued a medical report and a statement was recorded from him.

7 Comments

  1. Frank Chombela

    Thanks police for arresting at least one robber. He will lead police to his colleagues’ whereabouts. No doubt u hv already done the needful.

  2. molin mukiya

    nice one ba buju ms patel increase the salary of ur maid she did a wonderfull job, security guard tell ur boss to buy u infuti

  3. martin miyendekwa

    Nice one ms partels house helper, if it weren’t u nothing could have been done.also u ms pati u shud always be putting cctv’s alarm maker incase of anything just tyanka 1

  4. martin miyendekwa

    Party after party thank ur nunny for good work she did double jobs by guarding you and ur stupid security gate man,buy an air gun or short gun for ur gate man

  5. Super Samuel

    Thanks pipo for your help

  6. am doubting

    is it k300 kwacha or k300 000 kwacha??

  7. viper

    Please can you give these security guards all the tools cause trust me its not easy to guard whole night without a gun or paper spray or tazer can you security companies equip your men or you risk their lives suppose the guy was killed wake up people thank God no life was lost

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