Criminals dump K4.3 million cash chest, steal airtime

Criminals in Mangochi district on Wednesday failed to steal cash amounting to K4.3 million as they could not manage to break open a cash chest, police have confirmed.

The unknown criminals in the wee hours of Wednesday (August 16, 2015) broke into Airtel Shop at Safari Filling Station and stole airtime top-up vouchers worth K2.1 million but could not manage to open the cash chest containing money amounting to K4.3 million.

National police deputy Public Relations Officer, Nicholas Gondwa told Nyasa Times, the yet-to-be identified criminals tied guards on duty before breaking into the shop.

“They tied the guards on both hands and legs; they made away with airtime top-up vouchers and the cash chest. They used a wheelbarrow that was behind the shop to carry the cash chest up to the Shire river bank,” explained Gondwa.

The criminals, Gondwa said, abandoned the cash chest after failing to break it.

“Some children trapping birds along the river bank noticed the wheelbarrow with the cash chest and reported to their parents who later informed the police”.

Meanwhile, the law-enforcers are hunting for the criminals and have advised business people and communities in the district not to buy the stolen airtime top-up to avoid being linked to the crime.

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Keen Observer

Catch them ASAP

short wamtali

My question is, from the point of the incident to Shire River where they dumped the cash chest is a bit far, and using a wheelbarrow to that point one would notice some fishy activities going on considering also the time. Where was the police patrolling the town you police officials claim you deploy every night. Safety and security ZERO.

Dr. Mango

A Yunusu mukunenadi zoona. How can a reliable journalist publish a story without checking a simple thing like when the incident took place. Zoona kulemba August m’malo mwa September? How can we readers trust such journalists? Confusing!!!

peeping lizard

malawi wadzaza ndi mbala zokhazokha.ngati andale mumangoba nde mukufuna athu asabe?yambani mwazikonza inu


No place for them


There is no place for them to hide


There is no place 4 dem 2 hide

m'swati dube chinyamula fc

Oooops! vichi?…may be they are revenging their taxes, stolen by some cowboys & girls,kkkkkkk…roughing masefu ine bwanji


By using the barcode on the airtime,the telephone company can block all airtime and they become useless.Besides,there are many ways to do this.
Well done,Crime of the century!


Hahahahaa, hw can u advise anthu kuti asagule mayunitsi okubawo, ngati mayunitsiwo akudziwika?

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