Three security guards at the Mwambashi Zesco substation in Kitwe’s Sabina-Kalulushi Road were assaulted by roughly seven armed robbers who sought to steal from the substation.
Two additional guards were only slightly hurt as a result of the assault.
After attacking the guards with iron bars and sticks and stealing copper cables, the criminals exhaust the guards in a guard room.
The aggravated assault with the intent to commit a felony took place on Monday about 01:00, according to Copperbelt police commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba.
He claimed that a group of about seven unidentified criminals who were armed with iron bars and sticks attacked security guards from a specific security company and injured the guards.
Pathias Chishimba, 42, who had a swollen right hand and general body aches; Henry Kambulu, 40, who suffered a deep cut to the head and bruises; and Pascal Mwansa, 46, who suffered a swollen right hand, an excruciating neck, and general body pains among the injured.
Ernest Mumba, 52, and Edward Tembo, 46, are the ones with minor wounds.
“Brief facts of the matter are that the three guards were among the Five guards who were guarding the substation at different points within the substation. At around 01:00 hours, they saw a group of about seven people who rounded them up, attacked, and tied them in the guardroom. The criminals later cut the wire fence and entered the substation,” he said.
Mr Mweemba said it is not yet established as to what was stolen in the substation ,but it is suspected to be copper cables.
“The other two guards sustained minor injuries. The criminals later left the premise, leaving the guards tied. The guards later managed to walk to the nearest Truck park where they were untied,” he said.