Police in Lilongwe have apprehended a 26-year-old habitual car burglar at Area 3 National Bank of Malawi (NBM) carpark identified as Missi Selemani.
Police Publicist for Lilongwe Police Station, Hastings Chigalu, said Selemani, who is also known as ‘Gobozo’ among his peers, was arrested in the afternoon of Wednesday while trying to sneak out of a Mazda Bongo Minibus, with a stolen hustle bag that contained K1,483, 900 whose owner was then transacting in the NBM banking hall.
Chigalu said the owner parked the vehicle in between National Bank and Bata Retail Shop carpark space and went into the bank.
Chigalu said the suspect saw a hustle bag through the transparent window of the vehicle and judged that it was containing cash, the suspect quickly opened the driver’s door using his keys before grabbing it to start.
This is when police officers who were within the vicinity, arrested the suspect after they noticed his strange behaviour.
He will appear in court soon to face a charge of; Theft from a Motor Vehicle.
Selemani hails from Lewu Village, Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza District.
He was also jailed in the past for a similar offence.