MalawiPolice have arrested five people and seized property worth millions of kwacha stolen from Mzuzu and sold in Lilongwe.
Mzuzu Police Spokesperson, Martin Bwanali said the police arrested Charles Banda, 28, and Patrick Monjeza, 31, after receiving a tip from the general public.
Bwanali said the two suspects who were commuting from Lilongwe to steal in Mzuzu led the Police detectives to Lilongwe where they sold the stolen property.
He said the police managed to arrest three people who are suspected to have bought the stolen property.
Bwanali further said Banda and Monjeza are suspected to have stolen 10 laptop computers and two plasma television screens valued at over K4 million between May and July, 2017.
“We attribute the arrest of these five criminals to the partnership and collaboration between police and the community,” he said.
Bwanali said the five will appear in court as soon as courts resume operations to answer charges ranging from burglary, theft and receiving stolen property under the country’s Penal Code.
“We would like to thank the community’s continued support and involvement in the fight against crime.
“It’s through such collaborative efforts that the level of crime can be reduced,” Bwanali said.
Meanwhile, Police are advising people whose property was stolen in Mzuzu to visit Mzuzu Police Station and identify their property.
Banda hails from Kanyezi Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chilikumwendo in Dedza District while Monjeza comes from Mussa Village in the area of TA Nsabwe in Thyolo District.
Those who are suspected to have bought the stolen items include Mathews Banda, 33, of Bimphi Village in the area of TA Chiwere in Dowa, Jack Nkosi, 34, of Mziza Village, in the area of TA Maliri in Lilongwe and Fradwick Nyamule, 33, of Chumbu Village in the area of TA Machinjiri in Blantyre.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :