Police in Nkhata Bay are looking for unknown criminals who broke into a shop at the new Nkhata Bay market and went away with assorted items worthy MK235, 000.
Nkhata Bay Police public relations officer, Ignatius Esau said on July 5, 2016, at around 1930hrs, Mr Chester Phiri closed his shop after that day’s business leaving the shop well locked, secured and intact.
“The next day at around 9am, he recieved a call from his friends that his shop has been broken into. He immediately rushed to the scene where he indeed found his shop broken into”, said Esau.
Upon thorough checking into the shop, he discovered that the following items were missing:
17 Nokia batteries, one amplifier, one big invertor, one ‘ECCO’ DVD player, nine wrist watches ( red in colour), headsets and five faulty cellphones.
According to the owner of the shop, Mr Chester Phiri told the police in the district that the above items are all valued at K235, 000.
When the matter was reported to police, scene of crime was visited and it was discovered that the unknown criminals gained entry into the shop through the door.
As the matter is being investigated, police in the district are appealing to anyone who can provide them with information that will lead to the arrest of the unknown suspects to do that at the earliest possible means.