The criminals, among them ex-Malawi Police Officer, who attacked a Petroda minibus and killed a police officer in Lilongwe on Monday, went away with a whooping K46.4 million, sources said.
The criminals, who police say are still at large, also snatched two rifles from the police officers.
However, one of the rifles, a K2C serial number K007376, has been recovered so far.
Police have also recovered five rounds of official ammunitions but suspect that the criminals used two bullets from a police firearm and went away with three rounds live bullets.
No. A5517 Sgt. Anthony Mkokho was killed on the scene whereas his partner No. B3060 Constable James Clifford was shot in the head and is admitted to Kamuzu Central Hospital.
Police suspect that a former police officer and three others whose identities (names withheld) were behind the attack. A drivers license and an ATM Card were found in the car used by the criminals.
The criminals attacked the minibus near Kamuzu Central Hospital Roundabout in the administrative capital.
The armed thugs, using BS 6189 Nissan Tilda Soloon–stolen from Isaland Investment and real registration MJ 7494–unexpectedly blocked the minibus and shot at the security officers.
Sgt. Mkokho was killed on the scene while Constable Clifford was shot in the head and is admitted to Kamuzu Central Hospital.
After snatching the cash and upon reaching Chitukuko (Area 47) , they attacked a Nissan Bongo Minibus MH 6100 driven by Gerald Tsogolani.
They shot in the air to scare away passengers and subsequently hijacked the minibus.
The Nissan Bongo minibus was eventually recovered near Majesty Lodge.
Meanwhile, Police have said investigations into the matter have been intensified.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :