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Indian family’s jewelry & cash Stolen by robbers in Kitwe

An Indian family's jewelry and cash were stolen by robbers in Kitwe for over K400,000 during the Christmas season, defying the spirit of giving.

Kitwe criminals defy theCRIMINALS in Kitwe made off with K180,000 in addition to jewelry worth a total of K429,000 that they stole from a house they broke into in the Parklands neighborhood of Kitwe.

The 64-year-old Ganjay Kumar Shah and his wife are reported to have been house-sitting for their son, who traveled to Lusaka with his family on vacation, when he and three others allegedly attacked him while he and his wife were there with a pistol and iron bars.

According to Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba, the incident took place at flat G A 1 Kola Court Parklands in Kitwe on Sunday at or about 23:20.

“Brief facts of the matter are that the complainant, Mr Shah and his wife Orvashi Shah were house sitting for their son Chitrang Shah aged 34 who had travelled with his family to Lusaka for a holiday. At around 23:00 hours they secured the house and retired to bed. However, at around 23:30 hours, Mr Shah went to the kitchen to drink water and as he was coming back he was confronted by three unknown criminals who were armed with a pistol, ironbars and a knife,” he said.

According to Mr. Mweemba, the crooks took Mr. Shah prisoner while demanding money and began searching the home.

“The criminals went away with assorted types of jeweleries, USD$10,000 cash (K180,000) ,Gucci wrist watch , two fossile wrist watch, two Michael korus watches, one citizen watch, a Guess watch ,one temple watch , an Alexa watch, assorted perfumes, one Samsung S9 phone ,one Samsung S8 phone and one redmi phone, property altogether valued at K 429,800,” he said.

He said that police established that entry was gained by breaking the sitting room door.

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