Malawi Police recover stolen vehicle, arrest suspect Chimeya in Lilongwe

Malawi Police in Lilongwe have recovered a stolen Toyota Rav 4 and arrested a man suspected of stealing the vehicle.

The Police recovered the vehicle on Tuesday barely two days after it was stolen. The vehicle belongs to Steven Hallam who is currently on holiday in the United Kingdom (UK).

Lilongwe Police Station, Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the arrest of Anthony Chimenya, 28, from Kwezaziya Village, Traditional Authority Kuntumanji, Zomba district and recovery of the vehicle in an interview on Wednesday.

According to Dandaula, Chimenya on January 1 at 3 p.m. stole the vehicle, Toyota Rav 4 which was parked at the residence of Lodovica, an Italian national, for safe keeping before the owner left for holiday in the UK.

The matter was reported to police the same day by Tranchin and the anti motor vehicle theft unit launched a hunt which led to the both recovery of the vehicle and arrest of the suspect at Malangalanga in the city.

Chimenya will appear in court soon to answer a charge of theft of motor vehicle.

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Most of the thieves and robbers in Malawi are from the South, Honestly can social scientists tell us why. Most of the time you hear of robbery and theft in the South, Centre and North the lead is a Southerner.
A study would help understand causes and help address them.

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Well done, but …….When the property belongs to a white man (foreigner), then it is recovered quickly. If it belongs to a Malawian, then it was done by sophisticated criminals.. There are cars that have been stolen from here and are plying the roads of TETE. The Police know where they are but cannot recover. Shame on you.


Well done Police. You have made us proud by moving swiftly to recover the vehicle. You have built a good reputation for yourselves in the eyes of the owner of the vehicle who is a foreigner. Keep it up!

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