Police in Blantyre have arrested one suspect in the recent robbery that happened at First Merchant Bank (FMB) Livingstone Towers Branch in Blantyre where the criminals went away with money amounting to MK100 million.

The robbers who were in FMB dress code shot dead one police officer in the process and injuring two others.

According to information sourced by FaceofMalawi indicates, the suspect Perekani Malunga was identified by the CCTV footage which was mounted in the bank and one of the police officers who was shot during the robbery but survived.

Malunga who once married a Blantyre Police Commandant Sup Blandina Chanika was identified on CCTV footage as he unlocked handcuffs from the shot police officers.

Meanwhile unconfirmed reports indicates the guns used in the robbery are from the Malawi Police Service.
FMB head of retail banking Ewen Hiwa said when the robbers entered the bank, staff on duty were ordered to lie down as the suspects made their way into the room where there was cash.

This is the second Bank to robbed in the space of three months as the first one was Mzuzu Standard Bank in the Northern City of Mzuzu where robbers went away with money amounting to MK0.5 billion.

Hours late the two Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officers managed to rescue the money from the thugs but no one was arrested.

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