Armed suspect runs from mob to police for safety
15 September 2015, 18:43
Nairobi - An armed suspect run to police for safety after being attacked by an armed mob in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate.
Police were forced to shoot in the air after the angry youth threatened to kill the suspect who had earlier been involved in gun drama with police in a mall in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, bringing the area to a standstill.
The incident took place at at dawn Tuesday at the Sunrise Mega Mall, where the thugs were involved in a robbery but they instead triggered an alarm and police were called in to salvage the situation.
Police cordoned off the mall and closed off all exits as they sought to catch up with the armed thugs but youth in the area forced their way in and apprehended one of the three suspected thugs.
The thug in a desperate move jumped from the building's first floor and into the hands of police to save him from the irate crowd.
" We had to let the law come first. We cannot allow the public to take the law into their own hands," a police officer at the scene that did not want to be named told News24.
The other two thugs managed to escape, according to police.
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