Police in Blantyre the commercial city of Malawi on Saturday shot dead four notorious criminals.
The development happened around H&H shops which is opposite Shirev Highlands Hotel.
Nyasa Times learnt that the suspectec criminals were Kapisi Tembo from Mhango village Traditional Authority Tengani in Nsanje, John Ntaja 32 years old from Masato village Traditional Authority Changata in Thyolo, Ephraim Mkandawire 43 from Nkhongo village Traditional Authority Kanyenda in Nkhotakota district and another one whose particular is yet to be identified.
Police said the criminals were using a Toyota Corrola vehicle with a fake registration number BK 2443.
The cops believe that the two men were preparing for a robbery.
“The police received a tip from well wishers about the gang. And after reaching the area, one of the criminals wanted to attack a police officer with a pistol while others wanted to grab firearm,” said a cop who declined to give his name because he was not authorised to speak to the media.
“However, the police overpowered them and shot them dead. The group were in a Toyota Corrola vehicle which its real registration number was CK 2413,” he added.
In a related development, police in Lilongwe on Saturday apprehended three notorious criminals on suspicion that they stole hardware items worth K1.5 million.
The three are identified as Dan Phiri, Gregory Chiwato and Reuben Mbewe are also said to be on the list for commiting robbery and murder charges.