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Criminals raid phone shop, haul goods, cash

By ROGERS KALERO

CRIMINALS have broken into a Mobile City shop in Kitwe through the roof and got away with property worth more than K600,000.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Sharon Cheelo Zulu  conformed the incident which happened on Saturday, July 2, 2022 and said the break in was reported to police by Shop Manager,  Parson Matola.

Ms Zulu said Mr Matola reported that they received the alarm from Armsecure security that the alarm had gone and he immediately informed the overall manager, Abdul Muhammad, who   advised him to rush to the shop to check what had been stolen. 

“I can confirm that we received a report of a break in, into a building and committing a felony therein.”

“This occurred on July 2,   2022 between 02:40hours and 03:30hours in which Matola Parson aged 36 of house number 6 William Street Nkana West, Kitwe also the Manager at Mobile City Zambia, Town Shop,5 situated along Independence Avenue, Kitwe.  He reported that at about 03:50hours he received a phone call from Armsecure Security Company saying the alarm had gone on. He immediately  informed the overall Manager Mr. Abdul Muhammad who advised that he rushes to the shop to check what had been stolen. 

Upon reaching the shop he discovered that the ceiling had been broken and criminals had stolen the following items: 

K326,450 cash money

03 x iphone 13 promax (512GB) valued at K27,000 each

02 x iphone 13 Pro (256GB) valued at K23,500 each

04 x Samsung S22 Ultra (512GB) valued at K24,000 each 

02 x Samsung S22 Ultra (256GB) valued at K21,500 each

01 x Samsung S22 Plus valued at K19,000

DVR valued at K5,000

Company documents, ZRA documents, Council documents, cheque books, company vehicle white book and PACRA documents.  The total value of the stolen property is K619,450,” Ms Zulu said Ms Zulu said Police rushed to the  crime scene and discovered that the criminals gained entry and exited through the roof. 

A docket of the case has been opened and no arrests or recoveries made.

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