Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Wadzana Mugore aged 43 reported that he was attacked by three men armed with a pistol and subsequently stole the truck laden with copper concentrate.
“Police at Lusaka Central Police are investigating a case of Theft of Goods in Transit which was earlier reported on July 28,2022 around 20:00 hours as an aggravated robbery at Matero Police Station by Mugore aged 43 a Zimbabwean truck driver who was driving a Daf truck registration number GP JP 32 SR GP white in color,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said police officers made a follow up and interviewed the driver who could not substantiate his report.
He said later, a truck was recovered abandoned around Ngwerere roundabout loaded with black soil while the copper concentrate was later found in a yard around nine miles.
“Police have since detained the driver and two guards who were at the yard where the copper concentrate was found,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the value of the copper concentrate and details of the owner are yet to be ascertained.