Police in Mzuzu have arrested five people and seized property worth millions during the intelligence driven raid conducted on Tuesday, August 15 this year.
The arrest can be attributed to the partnership and collaboration between police and the community.
Mzuzu Police public relations officer Martin Bwanali told this publication that the five people have been arrested on suspicion that they were involved in the spate of burglary and theft of valuable items from vehicles and dwelling houses in Mzuzu City for the last few months.
“Charles Banda, 28 and Patrick Monjeza, 31 are suspected that between May and July, 2017 the suspects stole ten laptops and two plasma televisions separately all valued at over 4 million kwacha”, said Martin.
“He added, “upon been quizzed the two suspects who were commuting from Lilongwe to steal in Mzuzu led police detectives to Lilongwe to places where they sold the stolen property. The property was recovered and the receivers were arrested right away”.
The arrested people will appear in court as soon as full court operations resume to answer charges ranging from burglary, theft and receiving stolen property under the country’s Penal Code Act.
Police would like to thank the community’s continued support and involvement in the fight against crimes. Its through such collaborative efforts that the level of crime can be reduced.
People who fell victims to theft of such kind at Shoprite and PTC shops in Mzuzu are advised to check with Mzuzu Police to identify their property.
The principal offenders hail from Kanyezi Village, under Traditional Authority Chilikumwendo in Dedza and Mussa Village in the area of Traditional Authority Nsabwe in Thyolo district respectively.
The buyers are 33 year old Mathews Banda of Bimphi Village under Tradtional Authority Chiwere in Dowa, Jack Nkosi, 34 of Mziza Village in the area of Traditional Authority Maliri in Lilongwe and a 33 year old Fradwick Nyamule of Chumbu Village under Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.