Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody two people on suspicion that they broke into a building and committing a felony at Chitipi.

Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer Joseph Kachikho has confirmed the development while identifying the suspects as Lapken Magombo, 39, and James Lawrence, 45.

According to Kachikho, the two are suspected to have broken into a warehouse at Chitipi between the night of 14-15 June 2021 and went away with 2 motor vehicle batteries, 30 cartoons of digital scales, 20 containers of oil, 10 pieces of rice cookers, 40 padlocks and 20 cartons of food warmers

On Thursday, 17 June 2021, the CID team on patrol got suspicious and intercepted the vehicle the two were traveling in and found 36 cartons of food warmers, after interviewing them, they revealed that they broke into a warehouse in Chitipi,” he said.

The two will appear in court soon to answer a breaking into a building and committing a felony therein charge.

Magombo comes from Kamtawa Village, Traditional Authority Chauma in Dedza while Lawrence comes from Chipeta Village, Traditional Authority Kalembo in Balaka.

Meanwhile, investigations are underway to recover the remaining items.

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