Zimbabweans, South African arrested in Malawi over robbery
Police are keeping in custody two Zimbabwean nationals and a South African for allegedly stealing from motor vehicles in Blantyre and Lilongwe.
According to Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Peter Mchiza the Zimbabweans have been identified as Phillimon Taliwa, 50, and Orbert Nguluwe, 37, while the South African is Xolan Scosana, 46.
It is alleged that the three have been involved in various robbery offences especially breaking and stealing from motor vehicles, where large sums of money and various properties including laptops and cellphones have been targeted.
Blantyre Police has been receiving complaints from various people who claimed to have their motor vehicles broken into by unknown criminals at Chichiri Shoprite and other areas.
Through investigations by the station’s detectives, it was established that the criminals involved are non-Malawians.
The investigations also revealed that when these people commit the offences in Blantyre, they go and stay in Lilongwe, and when they steal in the capital city they come to hide in Blantyre.
Last week the thieves stormed Kanengo in Lilongwe and managed to run away with money amounting to K9, 000 000 (Nine Million Kwacha).
It is said that part of the stolen money in Lilongwe was used to purchase a vehicle which they used when travelling back to Blantyre.
The suspects were apprehended by police as they were coming from Mulanje where they went on other missions.
They are currently in police custody at Blantyre Police waiting to appear before court to answer different cases before being handed over to Kanengo Police where they are also wanted.