Police in Eastern Province have launched a manhunt for 10 armed robbers who broke into Zambia Council of Catholic Bishops vice-president Bishop George Lungu’s house stealing two phones and a laptop.

Eastern Province police commissioner Lackson Sakala, who confirmed the incident to News Diggers! in an an interview, narrated that the armed robbers broke into the priests’ house on Sunday around 23:00 hours.

“10 unknown armed robbers broke into the house yesternight around 23:00 hours. When they broke in, the Bishop (George Lungu) was in the house together with five other priests. It is a big house so all the priests sleep in the same house. One of the priests pressed on the alarm button which went on. When they (armed robbers) heard the alarm they started panicking and scampered, running away from the house. But before that, that’s when they picked the two phones and the laptop. So we have launched a man hunt for them. We are looking for the same criminals,” said Sakala.

Asked if anyone was injured, Sakala explained that the security guard was hurt but he could not determine the level of the injury because he did not see it himself.