Mob beats criminals after tiring the house Owner, maid to steal
By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Four suspected criminals have been beaten by a mob in Lusaka’s Kamwala area after they entered a house and tied the owner and her maid with intent to steal.
Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale said the suspects gained entry through the gate after deceiving the maid that they had been sent to refill gas in the gas stove by the owner of the house.
Mr Mwale said the maid then called the owner of the house, a woman aged 27, who then engaged the suspects at the gate.
He said as they were talking, one of the suspects grabbed her by the neck and took possession of the key and opened the gate then entered the premises.
“Before the suspects could execute their plan, the brother to the owner of the house arrived at the gate. The suspects noticed and attempted to run away but in the process they were apprehended by the neighbors,” he said.
Mr Mwale said the case was reported and officers rushed to the scene where they found the suspects being beaten by a mob. They were only rescued by Police officers who later apprehended them.
He said the incident occurred on March 9, 2023 between 11:00 hours and 12:00 hours in Kamwala residential area.
Mr Mwale said the suspects were identified as Anderson Chalwe 45, Obedi Mboshi 42, Emmanuel Mwansa 39, and Emmanuel Mulenga 44, all of unknown address.
He said they are all admitted to the University Teaching Hospitals where they are receiving treatment.