By Victoria Milanzi

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Following recent reports of robbery cases in Limbe area,Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers conducted an intelligence driven sweeping operation during the morning hours of February 12,2019 and 53 people were apprehended in the process.

According to the Deputy Publicist for Limbe police Widson Nhlane, those people were arrested in areas of Mpingwe, Limbe market and Maselema.

“They are to appear in court soon to answer charges of; Theft,Robbery,theft from motor vehicle and burglary,” said Nhlane.

He added that some of the suspects were on the run, after committing similar offences in the past and were on the Police wanted list.

Police is appealing to members of the public to avoid harbouring criminals but rather report them to police.