Three men identified by Phalombe Police as Kumbukani Mitochi, 24 of Tawanga village under Traditional Authority Mkhumba, Reuben Kanthalo 26 of Pepala village in the area of Traditional Authority Jenala and Vincent Diness, 34 of Tsekakhomo village under Traditional Authority Jenala in Phalombe are in Police custody at Phalombe on allegations of Burglary and Theft.
Phalombe Police public relations officer Sub Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi said the three suspects broke into the house of an Agriculture extension worker and stole some items.
“During the night of July 31, 2017, the suspects broke into the house of Joseph Before, 33 of Mwanakavala village under Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa district who works at Agricultural extension at Tamani Extension Planning Area (EPA) and stole some items. On the material day the house owner was out of the country for official assessments”, said Augustus.
According to Augustus, the three went away with 32 inch Hisense plasma, 21 inch Ecco TV screen, Sakyno Home Theater, assorted beddings and a laptop bag containing official documents. All the stolen items were valued at seven hundred fifty three thousand, two hundred fifty kwacha (MK753,250.00).
“When he returned from his official assessments and discovered that his house has been broken into, he reported the matter to Police. Police officers at Chitekesa Police Unit instituted investigations and arrested the three and recovered all the stolen property”, he concluded.
The three suspects are expected to appear in court as soon as investigations are finalised to answer charges of Burglary and Theft contrary to sections 310 and 278 of the penal code respectively