Police in Ndola have shot dead four armed criminals after an exchange of fire.
This was after Police Anti-Robbery Squad trailed the criminals who are believed to have been behind a number of aggravated robberies in some Townships of Ndola.
The police who were acting on a tip off from members of the public ambushed the criminals at a named shop in Chifubu Township where they had staged a robbery on Thursday night.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Mary Tembo has confirmed that an AK 47 riffle with eleven rounds of ammunition and a vehicle the criminals were using have also been recovered.
Ms Tembo further disclosed that the four criminals were with two other persons who have since escaped and are in possession of two AK 47 riffles.