Police have apprehended five people in connection with the snatching of electronic gadgets from pedestrians
Police have successfully managed to apprehend the suspects after a number of Lusaka residents complained of the vice which has been rampant.
The suspects have been identified as Shadreck Mwale aged 27 of Chunga Compound a door bouncer at a named night club in Matero Compound, Ernest Champo aged 26 of Barastone a DJ at a named night club in Matero Compound who was found in possession of a ball of marijuana, Gilbert Chunda aged 29 of Government farms in Chunga Compound an Electrician and a driver of the black Toyota Voxy bearing registration number ALK 9355 the one they were using at the time of apprehension.
Others are Bright Chikwemba aged 27 John Laing Compound in Lusaka a Shoes seller at City Market in Lusaka who was found in possession of a ball of marijuana as well and Bright Munalula aged 18 of unknown house number in Garden Compound.
Their apprehension followed when they attempted to snatch a phone from a girl who was walking along the centre roads in Kwamwena Meanwood area but alert residents and members of the public came to her rescue and surrounded the same criminals resulting into their arrests by Police.
This occurred today, Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 10:00 hours in Kwamwena Meanwood area.
Police have impounded the motor vehicle used in the act.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer