Police have arrested five suspects in connection with the K27 million (about $108 000) robbery at National Bank of Malawi Crossroads Service Centre in Lilongwe in May this year.
Lilongwe Police spokesperson Ramsey Mushani on Sunday said the five were arrested last week and were found in possession of vehicles and other assets which they allegedly bought using the stolen funds.
â€œOne of the arrested men is a security guard who was guarding at the bank. He connived with the other four robbers, including a taxi driver whose car was used in the operation. We acted on tip offs from the community to arrest the suspects,â€ he said.
Mushani named the suspects as Masautso Kaluwa from Dedza, Edi Mâ€™madi from Mangochi, Pilirani Frazer, Lusticko Chifomboti and Paul Gannetâ€”all from Lilongwe.
He said the five have been charged with armed robbery and will appear in court soon.