Police and some communities in Mulanje on Thursday night foiled a robbery attempt at a shop of a businessman of Indian origin in Mozambique.
Mulanje Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Gresham Ngwira four people, three Malawians, Manuel Amos Monja, Enock Sailesi, Raymond Ngulube and Innocent Benjamin a Mozambican were intercepted by villagers at Minimini along the Limbe-Muloza road.
“The four suspects were traveling from Limbe to Muloza Boarder using a motor vehicle registration number MZ 2724 Mazda Vanette Pick Up and upon arriving at Minimini Trading Centre, they found a broken-down Castel Distributors Lorry,” said Ngwira.
He said the four stopped with an intention of robbing of the occupants of the said vehicle but community members who were patrolling around the area got suspicious with their movements and they apprehended them.
“Police rushed to the scene and after searching, they found them with two toy pistols, a panga knife and a spare motor vehicle registration number plate NE 8371,” said Ngwira.
The four will appear in court as soon as investigations are over.