Police in Lusaka have arrested two suspected criminals who broke into a warehouse in Lusaka’s Kuomboka area.

According to Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale, the suspects stole from therein 256 bales of second-hand clothes valued at K1,071,000 on April 19, 2024.

Mr. Mwale explained that Police instituted investigations which led to the arrest of the suspects on April 25, 2024 around 20:00 in Kamwala South.

He said the suspects were identified as Daniel Simuwilu aged 38 and Givas Kamboni aged 36 both of Kamwala South in Lusaka.

Mr. Mwale stated that after interviews, officers recovered K157,000 from the two suspects and an unregistered Toyota IST, all properties believed to be proceeds of the same crime.

The deputy Public Relations officer indicated that the suspects are detained in custody waiting to be formally charged with the offence of Breaking into a building and committing a Felony therein.

And Mr. Mwale stated that a 50-year-old man of Lusaka’s Garden house area had his k40,000 stolen from his motor vehicle.

Mr. Mwale said the money, which is said to have been wrapped in a plastic bag and hidden underneath the driver’s seat of the Toyota Landcruiser, was stolen while the vehicle was parked near Ulendo Building located along Mumbwa road.

The Police Deputy Public Relations Officer noted that the incident occurred on April 26, 2024 around 11:00 hours.

He said the victim, only identified as Mr. Phiri, told Police officers who visited the scene that he was surprised to see the driver’s door open when he had properly secured his motor vehicle before leaving and officers have instituted investigations into the matter.

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