Police thwart two robbery attempts in Kitale
02 December 2013, 13:12
Kitale - Police officers in Kitale Sunday thwarted two robbery attempts after receiving tip off from members of the public.
In first incident, Julius Omondi and his three accomplices, who escaped on foot after the arrival of police officers, tried to apply concoction to an accountant of a prominent business with hope of stealing millions of shillings perceived to be inside the business premises.
Trans Nzoia County police commandant, Lilian Okembo who confirmed the incident, hailed the security officers for responding on time saying that they received the report on a planned robbery and quickly worked on it, where they arrested the suspect who was found with a map of the place.
She added that they have launched a manhunt for other suspects who escaped, urging the public to volunteer information that would lead to their arrest as they were armed with pistols and could engage into other criminal activities.
“We want to call upon the members of public to volunteer information as we want to ensure all criminals are put behind bars for the sake of your security and allow businessmen to carry out their activities without fear,” he said at her office.
Last month, a jewellery shop owner at Laini moja in Kitale lost more than KES 6 million after armed robbers disguised as customers ransacked his shop.
In the second case, a driver working with the Kenya Power limited was arrested after he was found stealing electric cables worth KES 5 million using the company lorry registration number KBT 45O, which was installed with hydraulic lifting machine.
This comes barely a month after the company lost more than three transformers within Kitale Township area. The transformers are believed to have been vandalised by unknown people.
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