Mirriam Singini

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 15:36

Police in Limbe have arrested three people on suspicion that they stole various items valued at over K5 million in Maone industrial area in Limbe, Blantyre.

It is believed that Bright Samuel who was working as a security guard at the warehouse belonging to a Malawian of Asian origin, connived with his two colleagues and broke into a warehouse.

The suspects who are connected to series of breaking offences in Limbe policing area, were cornered on Friday April 7, and have been identified as John Petrol, 45, Richard Chingwalu, 46, and Bright Samuel, 22.

According to the statement by the police the three stole 24 cartons of spaghetti, 35 cartons of bayonet coils, 117 Boxes of  locks, 3 cisterns covers, seven cartons of GRS kitchen drawers and three basins, all valued at MK5.5 million.

Police launched an investigation which led to their arrest and recovery of two cartons of GRS kitchen drawers and one carton of spaghetti.

They have since been charged with breaking into a building and committing a felony therein, which contravenes section 331(a) of the penal code, and will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, Police wish to urge the citizenry to continue working hand in hand with them by among others continue providing with tips which leads to apprehension of criminals.