POLICE in Kasama, Northern Province, have shot and injured one suspected criminal and arrested two others in connection with the theft of money from a Trade Kings motor vehicle, spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo stated, Wednesday.

Katongo said this was after a report of theft from motor vehicle was received from Abbas Hussain aged 46 years of Chikumanino of Kasama District who is Trade Kings Regional Manager for Muchinga, Luapula and Northern Provinces.

“Hussain reported that unknown persons stole money from the company’s motor vehicle, a Toyota Hilux registration number ALZ 3825 which was parked at Indo – Zambia Bank along Independence road in Kasama District. The criminals unlocked the driver’s door and got away with K98,025.00.

Police made a follow up and caught up with the criminals at Mwiluzi area along Mbala – Kasama road where they had parked their vehicle, Honda CRV registration number ALP 2712 and were changing a font tyre of the said motor vehicle. Upon being challenged the criminals ran in different directions, and in the process one suspect named Ndlovu Basil Bhekumuzi aged 40 years of Bulawayo, a Zimbabwean national was shot on his left side of the thigh while two of his colleagues identified as Soames Ndlovu aged 32 years of Matero East in Lusaka also a Zimbabwean national based in Bulawayo and Silvester Phiri aged 38 years of Matero Lusaka were apprehended.

She said the injured suspect was receiving medical treatment at Kasama General Hospital while one other suspect only identified as Amin (Mr Moyo) was still on the run.

“A sum of K84,000 was recovered from the suspects and the vehicle which was being used has been impounded. A manhunt for the suspect who is on the run has been launched,” said Katongo.