Police in Blantyre have arrested two men Langford Malisawo aged 50 and 30-year-old Chikondi Somanje for breaking into a shop owned by a Malawian of Indian origin and stole 47 cartons of assorted motor-vehicle parts.
The incident occurred on Sunday 22nd January, 2017 in Blantyre town, and at meantime police are hunting for a third suspect who is currently on the run.
They broke into Super General Trading shop owned by Aijaz Khan.
“They stole assorted 47 cartons of motor vehicle spare parts and when matter was reported to police our Criminal Investigation Department officers followed it up and managed to arrest the two,” said Elizabeth Divala Public Relations Officer for Blantyre police.
The suspects were using a one-tonne Mazda registration ZA 8447.
“They transported the stolen items from Blantyre to Kameza where all cartons were delivered to the house of the second suspect (Somanje). The second suspect connived with the guard who also took his share and disappeared and investigations are in progress to arrest him,” added Divala.
The stolen items were recovered.
Both Malisawo and Somanje hail from Chatha village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre district.