Malawi police are looking for three armed robbers who have robbed a 35-year-old man of God of 12 million Malawi Kwacha.
Confirming the development was Nsanje Malawi police publicist Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma who identified the victim as Pastor Venson Ngulube.
Zalakoma said the armed robbery happened on Thursday at around 5PM at Chibuli village in the area of Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje which is not far from Mozambique border.
According to the publicist, Ngulube went to the said area to buy precious stones from the suspects.
It is alleged that the victim was shown the stones and he took a bag containing money from his vehicle to pay for the stones.
Zalakoma added that in the process of giving the buyers the money, he was threatened with a small firearm suspected to be a star pistol and robbed of the bag which contained K12,078,000 plus the stones.
However, as the three robbers were running away using their Toyota Hilux double cabin vehicle registration number ACT 736, they got involved in a road accident but they later fled, leaving the vehicle at the scene.
The thieves, suspected to be from Mozambique, only managed to go away with the robbed money and the precious stones.
Meanwhile, the suspects’ vehicle has been driven to Nsanje police.
Ngulube, who is a Pastor in Nsnje, hails from Chinombo village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpherembe in Mzimba district.