Police recover stolen vehicle

Police in Lilongwe have seized a stolen vehicle and rescued a driver who was severely wounded by thugs.

Spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said the recovered vehicle, a Nissan NP200 was stolen by unknown criminals near Mchinji Roundabout, along the Lilongwe Bypass Road on July 6, 2024.

“On the said night, a certain man was driving a Nissan vehicle registration number BR 4386, from Likuni heading Area 47. Upon arrival at a place between the Lilongwe Grand Business Park and Mchinji roundabout along the Bypass Road, his vehicle ran out of fuel. He parked it by the roadside and went to buy fuel at Kaunda Filling Station on a hired motorcycle,” Chigalu said.

He said after refueling it, four unknown thugs while armed with panga knives, emerged from the bush, and smashed both the driver, and passenger’s glasses.

“They then pulled the driver out of the vehicle and hacked him severely before letting him to escape,” Chigalu said.

“However, soon after the thugs took control of the vehicle, our team arrived at the scene and the thugs immediately abandoned the vehicle and disappeared into the darkness.”

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