Man arrested over series of robberies in Limbe

By Chisomo Phiri

Police in Limbe are keeping in their custody a 34-year-old man identified as Francis Bereki, also known as Pido for being suspected to be responsible for a series of robberies in the area.

Pido was arrested on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

The suspect allegedly targeted various locations, including the Chichiri flyover, Civic Offices, Kanjedza Filling Station, and Shoprite, where he attacked individuals.

: Francis Bereki

Following thorough investigation, Limbe Police detectives swiftly apprehended the suspect, discovering two stolen cellphones and a bank ATM card in his possession.

Subsequently, a search of the suspect’s residence was conducted, yielding a variety of items such as clothing, electrical appliances, and other belongings.

Some of the items believed to be stolen were positively identified by owners, including students from Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS).

The suspect has admitted his involvement in the robberies and is currently in Police custody awaiting a court appearance.

In light of this, Police are encouraging members of the public to promptly report any criminal incidents.

Francis Bereki hails from Chipagala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre District.