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Taxi driver’s car stolen

By MWILA NTAMBI
SUSPECTED criminals have stolen a vehicle from a taxi driver of Chimwemwe township in Kitwe who fell asleep after they allegedly offered him a drink laced with a drug.
Copperbelt commissioner of police Joyce Kasosa said yesterday that the incident happened on Wednesday around 08:00 hours.
She identified the taxi driver as Thomas Chitende of house number 6414.
Ms Kasosa said Mr Chitende was hired by two suspects only identified as Gift and Kakoma from Nakadoli to Garneton.
“The driver was given a drink which later intoxicated him and he is currently admitted to Kitwe Central Hospital,” Ms Kasosa said.
She said the suspects got away with a Toyota Raum registration number ADC 1142 worth K23, 000.
Ms Kasosa said police have instituted investigations into the matter.

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