Police in Mangochi District have arrested a 15-year-old boy from Sabibu Village, Traditional Authority Kapoloma in Machinga over house breaking and theft.
On Thursday September 22, 2022 community members caught the boy red-headed in the house of Mc Donald Kapatuka, businessman within the township.
Following the report, a quick response team from lnvestigation branch rushed to the scene and rescued the boy from an angry mob that was about to man- handle him.
Upon being quizzed, he led the team to two houses within the township where police recovered some items suspected to have been stolen from various houses. The items include three plasma TVs, 54 flat screen TV, 11 speakers, two LG monitors, four DVD players, two carpets, a six-inch double mattress, two cellphones, six remote controls, pressing iron and a laptop bag containing assorted breaking equipments, all items worthy K2.5 Million.
Meanwhile the teenager who will appear before court after completion of paperwork has also revealed his three accomplices who are yet to be arrested.
Police records indicate that, the boy has been committing offences for a long time but police have been diverting him from the criminal justice system.
Mangochi Police Station therefore would like to request the public whose property was stolen and is similar to the ones mentioned above to come at the station for identification.
Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi
PRO-Mangochi Police Station