Police in Mangochi have arrested Three men all from Traditional Authority Chowe in the district on suspicion that they robbed a businesswoman of a sum of K2.2 Million and a Samsung J1 phone.
Mangochi Police Station Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, has identified the suspects as Watson Kachingwe, 27, Balon Wyson, 27, and Maxwell Matope, 33.
Daudi told the local press that the robbery happened on the night of September 30th, 2021 at Malombe and preliminary investigations have revealed that on the said day the three and others who are still on the run were armed with an unidentified rifle and broke into a house of Hajra Champion, 20 a businesswoman while she was asleep.
“They demanded money from the victim while torturing her and they shot on the foot of one of the neighbours who came to rescue the victim after she screamed,” Daudi said.
Further, Daudi told us that the suspects also assaulted the victim’s mother who sustained a dislocation on her left hand before they fired bullets to scare away the neighborhood and fled with the cash and phone.
“The incident was reported at Malombe Police Unit and the victims were taken to Mangamba Health Center before being referred to Machinga District Hospital where they were treated,” She explained.
According to her, the first suspect was arrested on April 13th, 2022 at Mangamba area after he was traced through whatsap application while using the same number and the stolen phone and the owner alerted Police.
“This also led to arrest of two more suspects and police are still investigating to arrest the remaining suspects and recover the stolen cash and rifle which was used during their operation,” She highlighted