18 August 2016 Last updated at: 4:21 PM

Three netted for stealing a refrigerator and groceries

Malawi police in Bangwe Township, Blantyre have arrested three men who broke into a buildings and stole valuable items.

According to Assistant Public Relations Officer for Limbe police Widson Nhlane, the suspects have been identified as Kalifiya Machonjo aged 25, Christopher Masula aged, 25, and Yohane Lano aged 28.

Nhlane said Masula and Machonjo broke into a shop and stole a fridge as well as various grocery items valued at K450,000.

The matter was reported to police who investigated the issue and managed to arrest the three.

Arrested“Indeed we have arrested three suspects in Bangwe who broke into a shop and stole a fridge including assorted groceries all worth K450,000,” said Nhlane.

He added that the fridge has been recovered and has been identified by the owner.

The police have also arrested Yohane Lano who broke into a house in the same township and stole items such as TV screen, radio cassette, a desktop computer set and a bag full of assorted DVDs worth K300,000 which have been recovered and identified by the owner.

Machonjo hails from Thumba village T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu district, Masula hails from Msinja village T/A Masula in Lilongwe, and Lano hails from Thumba village T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu district.

They will all appear in court soon to answer the charge of breaking into a building and committing a felony therein.

In another development, the Midima senior resident has sentenced 30 year-old Davie Makwete to three years imprisonment with hard labour for theft.

The offense is contrary to section 278 of the penal code.

According to police, on 3 June 2016 the convict stole a travelling bag from a man in Limbe township which contained K300,000 cash plus items such as a Samsung cellphone, driving license, ATM card and tailoring materials valued at K402,000.

In court he pleaded guilty and the presiding magistrate senior resident His worship Mangawa Makhalira convicted and sentenced him to 3 years custodial sentence to deter would be offenders.

Makwete hails from Matiya village, T/A Nsabwe in Thyolo district.

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