Police in Dowa are looking for a man suspected to have stolen cash and items worth K5, 852 963.

Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha, Dowa Police Public Relations Officer said the suspect only identified as Esau Chigwe, committed ofence between the month of March 2020 to July 22, 2020 at Dowa Turn Off Total Filling Station.

“It is alleged that the victim, Shahzad Amir, 36, a Malawian of Asian nationality, owns a shop at Dowa Turn Off Filling Station in the name of Ali Hajveri Supermarket and he employed the suspect as a shop manager. On Wednesday July 22, 2020 the victim went to the shop for a stock taking with other employees and concluded in the evening hours where it was discovered that the suspect failed to account for cash and items worth K5, 852, 963.” Said M’bumpha

“However, the suspect resorted to beating the victim and got a chance to escape. Following the report, police rushed to the scene and found the victim stranded. The matter was taken into police account and a medical report was issued to the victim.” Indicated M’bumpha

The Dowa Police Public Relations Officer has since indicated that police have launched a manhunt for the suspect and if arrested, he will answer a charge of Theft by Servant.

Source: Beyond fm

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