Malawi Police clamp down on criminal gang in Balaka District

Four men have been arrested in Balaka in connection to series of burglary and theft offences that they allegedly committed in the district for the past three months.

Some of the recovered property

The station arrested the suspects following information from well-wishers who tipped them on the hideouts of the culprits who are believed to have contributed to the increase in recorded cases of theft and burglary from April to June where different household items worthy K 2,840,000.00 were stolen from 10 houses.

According to Balaka Police Public Relation Officer, Edith Kachotsa, the suspects who hail from Balaka are 20 year old Goodson Kadzuwa from Wayiyasa village under Traditional Authority (T/A) Symon, 43 year old Francis Bizweck Ngozo from Kaumphawi Village under T/A Nsamala, 30 year old Luciano Kapeya from Chimbalanga Village and 24 year old Kingsly Chimimba from Kaumphawi Village under T/A Nsamala.

“Items included DVD players, Decoder, Plasma Screens, radios, subwoofer, speakers, fan, curtains, and kitchen utensils. These have been recovered and the suspects have already started appearing before Balaka Magistrate Court,” said Kachotsa.

Meanwhile, Police in the district have commended the general public for the good spirit shown in fighting against crime.

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