5 bandits killed

By CATHERINE NYIRENDA and SYLVIA MWEETWA  –

FIVE suspected criminals, among them a woman, have been shot dead after they attempted to escape from police officers.

The incident happened in Chisamba on Tuesday around 21:00 hours, after the suspects attempted to escape from a police vehicle which was ferrying them to Lusaka.

They were apprehended in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Copperbelt for theft of motor vehicles.

According to Lusaka police commissioner Joyce Kasosa, DRC officers arrested the three suspected criminals who allegedly stole two Toyota Hilux vehicles in Lusaka and fled to the neighbouring country.

The three were handed over to the Zambian police at Kasumbalesa border post on Monday together with the two Toyota Hilux vehicles that were recovered.