Police in Blantyre have arrested three suspects in connection with several cases of robbery in the city between May and June this year.
Blantyre Police Station spokesperson Augustus Nkhwazi, in an interview yesterday, said the suspects were arrested on separate occasions between July 2 and 8 and that investigations are still in progress.
He said: “The arrests followed complaints residents in the affected areas have been lodging with our offices.
“Follow-ups and investigations were made which led to the suspects’ arrest and recovery of some of the items.”
The areas where most of the cases were being reported include Chapima Heights, Nyambadwe, Sunnyside, New Naperi, Kanjedza and Chitawira.
Nkhwazi said some of the items police recovered from the suspects include four laptops, eight mobile phones, two plasma television sets, laptop bags, amplifiers and beddings.
“Police also recovered a [Boito Pump Action] gun serial number 40988-04 loaded with six live ammunitions suspected to have been used during the robberies,” he said.
The suspects are expected to appear in court soon to answer five charges of robbery with violence and receiving stolen property.
The suspects include Kingsley Julio Seven, 46, from Amos Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nchiramwela in Thyolo, Boniface Njale, 29, from Samba Village, T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu and Alfred Meke from Ling’awa Village, T/A Ndakwera in Chikwawa District.