Carjackers seem to have chanced upon Ntcheu District as a productive territory for their wicked missions. In the past seven months, robbers have made away with nine vehicles, all of which have reportedly been taken to Mozambique.
The latest incident happened on Tuesday night when three unknown assailants attacked an employee of the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and went away with a Toyota Hilux twin Cab and other valuables.
Ntcheu Police Station deputy spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said in an interview on Wednesday Tembo was a victim of hitch-hikers he picked at Chingeni Roadblock in Balaka.
Said Chigalu: “He [Tembo] stopped at Chingeni Roadblock where some men approached him for a lift to Lilongwe. But upon reaching Kachipeya [between Njolomole and Lizulu in Ntcheu] the men turned against him and tied him with a rope before dumping him around Njolomole.”
He said the robbers are believed to have driven into Mozambique where most of the stolen vehicles have been taken to in recent months.