Police in Limbe have arrested two men for allegedly stealing a rifle belonging to a Catholic Priest at Nantipwiri Pastoral Center in Limbe.

On Wednesday, Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Limbe Police, Patrick Mussa said according to Father Felix Phiri, the two were employed by the centre as house boy as and cook respectively and they took this as an opportunity to steal the riffle.

“Limbe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel were tipped that the suspects were selling a 2.2 riffle.

“A follow up was made and on July 16, 2018 one suspect was apprehended at Misesa roadblock and recovery of the fire arm with eleven ammunitions was made,” he said.

Mussa added that the other suspect was arrested same day at his work place after admitting to have stolen the riffle.

The suspects have since been charged with “theft” which contravenes section 278 of the penal code and they will appear in court soon.

Police wishes to urge members of the public to continue providing valid information to Police which in most cases leads to apprehension of suspected criminals.

The suspects Hassan Mukota, 27 hails from Kalimbuka village in Traditional Authority (TA) Chimaliro in Thyolo district while Steven Chibwe 28, comes from Kudzikuzi village in the area of TA Kabudula in Lilongwe.

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