Police have arrested four people over the Kasungu bank robbery and the robbers have been linked to six robberies targeting banks and filling stations where cash amounting to K87 million was stolen.
In Kasungu on the night of 27 October, a security guard was murdered and cash amounting to K31, 476, 000 was stolen at Kasungu Standard Bank.
The Malawi Police Service has said in a statement that it set up a special team of police detectives to investigate the robbery that revealed that it involved a gang of suspected hardcore criminals.
Police investigations have found that the gang, apart from the Kasungu robbery, is also connected to a robbery case at First Capital Bank- Dwangwa Trading Centre on the night of 24 October, 2022 where they stole cash amounting to MK165,500 and other valuable items.
They are also accused of invading Jenda Engen Filling Station on the night of 30 September, 2022 where they stole cash amounting to K22, 274 379.04.
The criminals also invaded Mzuzu University campus NBS Bank on the night of 20 September, 2022 where they went away with K4,926,000.00 cash.
Another robbery case they are linked to happened at Dunduzu Meru filling station on the night of 18 July, 2022 where the robbers got away with cash amounting to K15,516,000.00
The thugs have also been accused of a robbery at FDH Bank Karonga Branch on the night of 24 May, 2022 where they stole cash amounting to MK13,000,000.
Two of the suspects are Brian Maulana aged 38, from Chabwera Village, in Traditional Authority Liwonde in Balaka and Samson Daudi, 32, from Memo Village, Traditional Authority Makwangwala in Ntcheu.
They were the first to be arrested and in the course of the investigations two others were arrested.
They are Chifundo Kamkaka Mpinganjira, 42, of Jiya village, TA Somba in Blantyre and Binali Mataka, 41 of Kapiri Village, TA Chimwala in Mangochi.
Meanwhile, Police investigations continue to arrest all those connected to this criminal syndicate.
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