Over K50,000 Stolen from Catholic Church Office


Criminals have broken into the Chiptata Catholic Diocese office, stealing K53,400 in total.


The break in is said to have happened between 01:00 and 02:00 hours this morning.


Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala noted;


“We received a report from one of the priests that unknown people broke into the office of the treasurer general where they had blown off the safe which was containing some money. They stole 3,000 US dollars and K18, 000. This occurred in the early hours of today between 01:00 hours and 02:00 hours just there at the Catholic Diocese of Chipata,”


The thieves are said to have also attempted to break into 11 other office doors. Police are asking any witnesses or members of the public with information about the break in to come forward.

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