Police net 5 over burglary and theft in Mangochi

Namwera Police Post in Mangochi District have arrested 5 men suspected of committing burglary and theft offences and recovered stolen items worth K1.5 million on the wee hours of June 23, 2021, at Katuli.

According to Mangochi Police records, unknown criminals had been terrorising and committing serious break-ins within Namwera and Katuli areas from September 2020 to April this year. During the mentioned period, several houses were broken into including a house of Reverend Father Will Madi of Namwera Anglican Church.

According to Mangochi Police Assistant Public Relations Officer, Amina Tepani Daudi, Namwera Police detectives initiated investigations which led to the arrest of the key suspect James Gunde, 21, who revealed to have been operating with eight others.

The arrested men standing in front of the items they stole

"The same night, Police arrested four among Gunde's accomplices and managed to recover some of the stolen property in Katuli. The items include 2 Plasma TVs, 78 pieces of zitenje, a Genset, mountain bike, hotplate, 3 cellphones, 5 cellphone batteries, amplifier and DVD among others," said Daudi.

Daudi: Some of the items have been recovered

In the meantime, some of the recovered items have been identified by owners and Police are still hunting for the remaining accomplices to recover the remaining property of which Gunde revealed that they sell the stolen items in Mozambique.The apprehended suspects will appear before court soon.

All come from Traditional Authority Katuli in Mangochi.