Three armed robbers and a soldier were weekend arrested by Malawi police in Lilongwe have on Friday for their violent robbery at Nkhoma Chipiku stores.
The criminal gang had stolen millions of Kwacha and wounded shop manager Anania Kaowonga with a gun.
According to the police, among the arrested criminals one was the Malawi soldier no 14726 from the Support Battalion who is Sergeant Noel Kabango 35 years old from Njombwa village in Traditional Authority (TA) Njombwa in Kasungu,
The four were found with SMG rifle and using a Toyota Ipsum vehicle registration number BS 1218 which belongs to the soldier.
Lilongwe police identified other suspects as Mixon Banda 36 from Mtupanyama TA Likoswe, Jafali Bashiri 20 years from Njuni village in the area of TA Tambala in Dedza and Lyton Magombo 25 years from Jailosi village TA Chikowi in Zomba district.
Meanwhile, in continued spate of armed robberies, on Sunday night a gang of 10 attacked Msundwe total filing station in Lilongwe along Mchinji road and managed to steal K3, 115, 200. 00, police confirmed.
According to police, one of the robbers who hit the service station belonging to Willard Takondwa of Waliranji, was recognized.
The robbers went away with K3, 115, 200. 00.
The police said they have already launched for the man hunt for the robbers.