Police have arrested five men for stealing a mobile phone from the Managing Director of a security company and later attempted to extort K500 for the return of the phone.
On Monday, April 10, 2023, Mr. Anthon Kaupa, the Managing Director of Kuima Security Service was at his office in Taurama with one of the suspect and others when his mobile phone went missing.
The next day, the suspect and his accomplices allegedly called Mr. Kaupa and told him that they had his phone with them and asked him for K500 for its return.
They told him to meet them at Bautama, in the Central Province. Mr. Kaupa called NCD police and informed them of the call and police officers from Sector Patrol 104 Unit quickly hatched a plan to capture the suspects.
A policeman in civilian accompanied Mr. Kaupa in his vehicle to meet the suspects whilst other policemen followed in another unmarked vehicle.
The five suspects were rounded up and apprehended and the phone was recovered and given back to the owner.
Mr. Kaupa was pleased with the police officers for an excellent job planning their operation professionally and recovered the phone and also arrested the suspects.