Police in Mchinji recently arrested four people on suspicion that they were among the criminals terrorising the district following a spate of armed robberies experienced in the district.
The arrest followed complaints from the community members after frequent incidents of burglary and theft for the past three weeks.
Confirming the development, Mchinji Police Public Relations Officer, Kondwani Kandiyado said the development prompted the law enforcers in the district to intensify investigation which led to the arrest of the four.
Kandiyado said in the process, the police recovered property worth millions of Kwacha suspected to have been stolen in different parts of the district and surrounding areas.
“Some of the items were sold in Area 25 in Lilongwe and have since been recovered. These include Plasma screens, Laptop computers, Radios, Mattresses and clothes worth over K3 million.
“Mchinji Police are urging people whose property was stolen to go to the station for identification.
The suspects are Gerevazio Pota aged 29 of Chiwaya Village in Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi and Mathews Phiri aged 21 of Traditional Authority Mduwa in Mchinji.
Others are Chimwemwe Finiyasi and Hassan Lawrence both aged 18 and come from Masautso Village in Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji District.