A 28-YEAR-OLD taxi driver of Chingola district on the Copperbelt has been left distraught and in shock after a motor vehicle valued at K55, 000 was stolen.

The vehicle in question also had money amounting to K6, 000 which was meant to be cashed to his employer.

Francis Mumba is believed to have parked his vehicle, secured it and left the windows slightly open as he walked into the market to buy some vegetables around 10:00 hours.

However, when he returned, he found the vehicle was stolen.

Copperbelt Province commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba said the incident occurred on Saturday, February 17th at New Kapisha market.

He said the incident was reported by Mr Mumba himself that a vehicle, Toyota Corolla registration number AFB 1602 which he operates as a taxi was stolen by unknown people.

“Brief facts are that the reporter went to buy vegetables and parked the vehicle at the market and left the drivers and passengers windows slightly open, leaving cash money K6,000 cashing for one month in the glove compartment and he carried the car keys. When he returned he found that the vehicle had been stolen,” he said.

He added that the vehicle is the property of Stable Kasonde aged 38, also of Chingola district.

Mr Mweemba said police have since instituted investigations into the matter.

Credit: Mwebantu