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Police gun down three suspected robbers as one escapes

25 July 2014, 17:25 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Police in Nyeri shot down three suspected robbers on Wednesday night.

The suspects had kidnapped a Nyeri businesswoman, Jane Wanjiru Njagi, near her home at Ring Road Estate, according to area deputy county commissioner John Marete.

Wanjiru said the suspects ambushed her at around 10:00pm, covered her face with a handkerchief and drove off in her car to Outspan area, about three kilometers away from her home.

They then demanded for a KES 50 000 ransom for her release.

Wanjiru called her husband and the kidnappers told him to leave the money with his night guard.

The husband then informed police officers about the matter.

On their way back, police officers on patrol ordered them to stop and a shootout begun.

Three of them were killed on the spot but one escaped on foot.

Police recovered three ATM cards, homemade guns and two mobile phones.

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