Businessman Gaffer loses car at gunpoint: Malawi Police nab man stealing car accesories

Robbers in Limbe have stolen at gun point a white Toyota Corolla vvti registration number LA6060 which belongs to the owner of Executive Security Company, Mohamed Gaffer.

A person caught red-handed at Ali BaBa. Pic by Mana

A person caught red-handed at Ali BaBa. Pic by Mana

Gaffar told Nyasa Times on Tuesday that the incident happened at around 6pm on Monday near Sikh Temple in Limbe where he and his wife has gone to visit a friend near 24/7 Auction.

“As I parked my car, a silver Toyota Carina with black tinted glasses parked right next to me and 4 guys jumped out, two with pistols and two others with knifes. They told me and my wife “don’t shout or we will shoot u”. We handed over the car keys my wife’s hand bag.”

Mohamed says the robbers have also went way with 2,050 USD, K25,000 his inhaler home keys, ATM cards,  pictures and some documents.

He said they were not harmed in any way but “just a little push that’s all no serious harm.”

“We have reported the matter to Limbe police who until now are waiting for me to send them a car to go and look for the thieves,” he says.

Meanwhile, Malawi News Agency reports that an unidentified person was on Tuesday morning caught red-handed stealing wheel covers from the vehicles that were parked at Chief Kilipula Building which houses Ali BaBa, Regional Information Office, Prime Insurance, AVIS Car Hire, and Seven Eleven (7/11) in Lilongwe.

According to an eye witness Cecilia Mitawa, who works as a cleaner for BETTLE VET Cleaning Services, said she saw a person who looked suspicious at the car park and told a security guard who found the person removing wheel covers from the vehicles.

“The security guard approached him and asked what he was doing in the parking lot, nothing he said, then the guard took him to an office for further questioning and went back to the car park to check the cars at the car park that’s when he realised that wheel covers from two vehicles a Toyota Corolla registration number KK 6332 and a Toyota Vitz had been removed,” said Mitawa.

“When the owners of the vehicles heard the commotion, they went and checked their vehicles only to find out that indeed some wheel covers on their vehicles were removed,” she said.

The suspect was eventually taken to Lilongwe Police by SWOOP Security Limited vehicle.

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I mean banda

So a car gets stolen and police ask the victim to go find the car so that police can use it to look for the thieves…This is a bit interestingly very malawian

Dawood Zindiksmbani Makungwa
Dawood Zindiksmbani Makungwa

Oh!!shame shsme apolice munthu wabwela kuzadandaula kuti galimoto yake ndi zinthu zina zabedwa zowona anu mkumuyankha kuti akutumizileni galimoto yoti mukasakile mbavazo?mukundiwuza kuti panthawi imeneyo panalibe galimoto ya police yomwe mukanatha kugwilitsa ntchito?

paul mwambo

The police man who said, he need a car from the complainant, I think he must be fired becoz recently the government has spent a lot of money buying them Vehicles, where are this vehicles and I am sure this police officer he is not professional police officer. And I think he support some frustrated political party in order to push the blame to government
This is silly

Mboni ya Boma

This enough to replimand the unproffessional policeman who said these worlds. Is he really a Malawian. Whose interests is he saving?


DPP Chitetezo, a police musachititse manyazi DPP.

MNyopolla Joe

Eish! zavuta munthuyo afa pawiri pamenepa. Akapereka transport koma galimoto lake osapezeka fuel wake abwezeredwa?


Very soon timva mutibwereke mfuti tikasake wakubayo

victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
Lilongwe Police! Car break-ins in LL is the order of the day. Patrol police move so noticeably, a thief can easily see them coming and going away. Why not stage plain clothes police in strategic theft occurring sites in the city, deep inside streets of Bwalo la njobvu, Standard Bank parking area, main street parking area between turn-off to main market and mobile police offices, and other sites. Surely a day would not pass before netting a car breaker. The thieves have all sorts of car keys. And when a car radio, or money or anything is stolen or removed… Read more »
mkaaji wakweli.

How are we going to live in a such country full of not just an ordinary thieves but arm robbers….. am scared !!!!!!!

Gandali kanamwali

Thinks do happen unknowingly.Thieves are more claver than us

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