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Police shoot, wound robbery suspect

By MUKWIMA CHILALA

THE Zambia Police Flying Squad has shot and wounded 27-year-old Victor Mulenga, suspected to have been invoved in a robbery in which K1 million was stolen.

The suspect was shot near  Lusaka’s Kamwala South Yellow shop after attempting to flee from the Police, who in the process shot and wounded him.

Police spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga said a report of aggravated robbery which occurred on Saturday around 14:30 hours along Mopani Road in Kamwala Madras area was recorded.

Mr Hamoonga said a male, Masood Mussa aged 37 of the same reported that he was attacked and robbed of cash money amounting to K1 million by unknown criminals.

He explained that the complainant who was the Marketing Manager at Crown Miller, whilst using his motor vehicle a Toyota Rav 4 Registration number BAJ 9911 went to collect K1 million a property of Crown Miller from Hussein Wholesalers in Chaisa compound and proceeded to madras.

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Mr Hamoonga said just before he reached home, he was blocked by three armed criminals who were using a silver Toyota Mark X who commanded the complainant to open the boot of the motor vehicle where he had put the money in a plastic bag.

He said when the victim tried to resist, the criminals fired a shot on the ground before they subsequently got the money and sped off. 

Mr Hamoonga said fortunately, one of the onlookers managed to capture the number plate of the said vehicle as BAT 9578. 

Mr Hamoonga said whilst in Kamwala area about 16:00 hours the officers came across the said motor vehicle bearing Registration BAT 9578 silver in colour and the driver was challenged by officers. 

He said unexpectedly, the driver sped off and despite several warning shots he did not heed to the warnings. 

“In the process, one stray bullet that was aimed at the tyre hit the driver on the lower back and consequently hit into the wall fence as he failed to negotiate at a curve.The suspect is M/ Victor Chirwa Mulenga aged 27 of unknown house in Libala South and was with  F/ Peggy Chirwa aged 27 years of the same address,” said  Mr Hamoonga. 

He said the suspect was rushed to UTH where he was currently being treated for a gunshot wound and that police were guarding him.

Mr Hamoonga said the police were investigating the matter.

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