6 bandits nabbed after robbery attempt

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POLICE in Kabwe have arrested six suspected bandits who included two women for allegedly planning to stage a robbery at Shoprite.
Central Province commissioner of police Standwell Lungu said in an interview in Kabwe yesterday that the incident happened on Saturday around 20:00 hours on Buntungwa Road, a few metres from Kabwe Central Police Station.
“These six people were found some few metres away from Kabwe Central Police Station. One of them attempted to escape and was shot in the leg. He is admitted to Kabwe General Hospital,” Mr Lungu said.
He said police believe the suspects came from the Copperbelt.
Mr Lungu said police are still investigating the matter.
And police in Kitwe have arrested a 14-year-old boy of Luangwa township for allegedly sodomising a four-year-old boy.
Acting Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa confirmed in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Saturday around 14:30 hours.
“I can confirm that we have arrested a 14-year-old boy of Luangwa township in Kitwe for sodomising a four-year-old boy,” Ms Kasosa said
Ms Kasosa regretted the incident and appealed to parents on the Copperbelt to closely monitor their children.
And Ms Kasosa said police in Kitwe are looking for three men who stole a Toyota Spacio, registration number ACM 9721 worth K28,000 from a taxi driver.
She said suspects hired Augustine Mweshi’s taxi on Friday to take them to Mulenga township but on the way, they beat and tied him up before dumping him in a nearby bush in Mulenga township.
Ms Kasosa said police have launched a manhunt for the suspects and are yet to recover the vehicle.

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