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Two G4S guards arrested for theft

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Two security guards for G4S Group of Companies in Mchinji have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a warehouse in which they were assigned to guard, and stole assorted items worth over K1 million.

Police spokesperson in the district, Kaitano Lubrino, identified the suspects as Watson Kamwathendo, aged 26 years and 24-year-old Hazwick Sankhulani who hail from Chigunda Village in Traditional Authority(T/A) Mavwere in Mchinji and Mata Village in T/A Kalumbu in Lilongwe, respectively.

Police records show that, during the night of 8 and 9 January this year, the guards were posted to man Mchinji Field Offices for Concern Worldwide.

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“It is alleged that one guard was spotted by a colleague sneaking and breaking into the warehouse where operational items are being kept.

“Without knowing that he was being watched, the watchman went on stealing 15 cloth wrappers before he was confronted by his workmate,” said Lubrino.

The matter was reported to the project manager who later discovered that some items, which include 222 cloth wrappers, 22 laptop bags, and 48 T-shirts, all valued at K1,188,000, were missing.

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Further enquiries, added the police publicist, revealed that the properties had been missing from the warehouse since September 2016.

The suspects have since been charged with breaking into a building and committing a felony which is contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code.

They are expected to appear in court soon after investigations are completed, according to police.

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