An Indian woman, Amas Abbas, has been arrested after being caught stealing products valued at over K89 thousand at Shoprite supermarket in Blantyre.
Abbas, who was in a company of her husband and son apparently tried to make a speedy exit from Shoprite but was spotted on CCTV and quizzed by Group 4 security staff.
A few minutes later, she was taken to a room for questioning.
It was confirmed that the products she was caught with were indeed not paid for.
However, efforts to capture Abbas proved difficult as she was being protected by another Indian man believed to be related to her before being taken to Kanjedza Police Station.
Shopright officials in Blantyre confirmed the incident.
“Indeed an Indian woman was seen shoplifting but as she headed for the exit without paying, she was tackled by security staff,” said the shop manager.