Thugs steal 5 computers from govt offices
17 June 2013, 16:02
Thugs broke into the Public Trustee Offices located directly opposite Kisumu Central Police Station and reportedly stole five computers containing important Government documents.
A security guard who sought anonymity for fear of victimisation said the robbers gained access into the building through the window.
The guard confided that the computers stolen were all new, saying one of them was later recovered after the thugs abandoned it just outside the offices.
An officer involved in the investigations but not authorized to talk to the media confirmed that the incident occurred on Friday but referred the media to the OCPD.
He disclosed that they indeed recovered one of the stolen computers believed to have been left behind by the fleeing thugs and have since captured on still cameras the offices broken into.
Following the robbery, Public Trustees Officials including the boss have since recorded statements with the police to facilitate investigations as directed by area OCPD Musa Kongoli.
Kongoli could neither confirm nor deny that the theft occurred on Friday but later confirmed that top officials at the Public Trustee Offices had recorded statements with the police to facilitate investigations.
The robbery comes only a few days after a similar one occurred at Kisumu Lands Ministry offices situated about 50 meters from the police station thus causing concern as to why the thugs could not be tracked down.
Earlier on, 21 other computers were stolen from the State Law offices in the Attorney Generals Chamber Offices also a stone throw from Kisumu Police Station.
Kongoli said he would contact area OCS Dominic Murau to establish whether the case was dully recorded in the Occurrence Book.
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