Wanted gangster gunned down as police trail three others
18 November 2014, 10:39
Nakuru - A wanted gangster linked to car theft and armed robbery has been gunned down by Nakuru police, leading to recovery of a black Toyota Allion motor vehicle that had been stolen from its owner at gunpoint in Nairobi’s Mwiki area, with the Nakuru police boss Bernard Kioko urging residents to remain vigilant and help him track down a three-man-gang roaming freely while armed with AK-47 rifle.
“The gang had carjacked a local professional and robbed him of his BMW, KES 10 000 and an ATM card that they used to withdraw money from a local ATM branch,” said OCPD Kioko, adding that in the first incident, police received information that a black Toyota Allion motor vehicle had been stolen from its owner at gunpoint at Mwiki and was being driven towards Nakuru.
Kioko said detectives caught up with the vehicle and followed it unnoticed but on reaching Free Area estate, the gang noticed the police dragnet and attempted to flee on foot while brandishing guns.
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"We killed one suspect and recovered a toy pistol while the other two managed to flee into the sprawling estate on foot. We need information on these people since they are armed and dangerous. The vehicle has been recovered and investigations are ongoing," he said.
The police boss said that the owner of the car was later left unhurt after being driven around Nakuru while locked inside the boot of the BMW vehicle.
Kioko said police had provided him with crucial information saying it would be handled with confidentiality so as to make Nakuru safe.
The two vehicles were taken to Nakuru’s Central Police Station for further forensic analysis to identify the occupants in the ongoing investigation while the fallen suspect's body was taken to Nakuru Municipal Morgue.
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