Machinga — Ramus Milliward had a rude awakening Tuesday as unidentified men broke into his house where they stole cash amounting to K7, 800, 000 which was hidden under his mattress.
Machinga Police confirmed the incident as the unidentified criminals are still at large with the cash.
Milliward, 60, met his fate around 4 am Tuesday and reported to Ntaja police the same Tuesday.
He sustained injuries as he was struggling to protect his cash, according to Machinga Police.
Apart from the millions of kwacha, the unidentified criminals also took away two travelling bags, a small portable radio and assorted clothes.
According to police, Milliward kept the cash in his house to buy a maize mill, cattle and ploughs.
He comes from Malilima village, Traditional Authority Nkoola in Machinga.