Stolen vehicles recovered in Nairobi yard
17 March 2014, 21:24
Nairobi - Eight stolen vehicles were Monday recovered by police in a Nairobi yard suspected to belong to a prominent businessman in Umoja estate.
The eight were recovered following a tip-off by members of the public and a raid by police on the yard in Umoja II estate.
The vehicles are suspected to have been stolen within the last one year, with some sporting fake number plates.
Area police boss Richard Kerich said the vehicles were stolen in different timelines within the last one year in Nairobi.
He also said that they knew the identity of the owner of the yard and that he had agreed to show up at a police station to record a statement.
" We know who the owner of the yard is so we are liaising with him on how he will record a statement and explain the current matter, he said.
The vehicles are said to have been stolen within a large area in the city, with some reported stolen in the Ruai area and others as far as Westlands and Kiambu.
Kerich thanked members of the public for the tip-off and urged vigilance in such cases.
" I urge members of the public to continually report suspicious movements, he added.
The revelation will be surprise considering the high number of carjacking incidences in Nairobi and its environs, a case the police say they are wary of.
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