Police in Lilongwe have uncovered a robbery syndicate and recovered stolen items worth K30 million.
Lilongwe Police Station publicist Kingsley Dandaula said the items were recovered during police search operations in response to a series of house break-ins and robberies in Biwi, Kaliyeka and Kawale 1 and 2 locations in the city.
He disclosed that the police have for the past week been conducting searches on suspected criminal shelters to effect arrests and also recover stolen items.
“We received a tip that led us to the place where the criminals have been living. We traced it and arrested three people,” Dandaula said.
The recovered items include 12 flat TV screens, DVD players and laptop computers.
According to Dandaula, there is a syndicate in Blantyre, which is working closely with a Lilongwe-based criminal gang in stealing and exchanging stolen items to make tracing of such items difficult.
“What happens is that the Lilongwe-based criminals will wrap and dispatch the stolen items to Blantyre where they are being sold. They use buses to dispatch items to Blantyre.”
Dandaula said the police are working to get the other suspects linked to the robberies