Police recover lost gun in an abandoned car
31 August 2016, 19:31
Nyeri - Nyeri police are trying to identify whether a pistol they recovered abandoned in a car that armed robbers had attempted to steal belongs to a government officer.
Last year in December 31, TaitaTaveta deputy county commissioner, Njenga Miiri lost his pistol, a laptop and several items that he had left in his car to unknown people in Nyeri town.
Although he reported the pistol he had lost was a Ceska, police suspect the Smith and Wesson pistol they recovered belongs to Miiri.
The pistol was being used by a gang of five robbers who had attacked bar patrons at Kagundu-ini in Tetu.
Police said the gang entered the bar and ordered the patrons to lie down before ransacking them and took away their mobile phones and wallets.
The gang was also in possession of an AK47 which they fled with after police responded to a distress call made by one of the patrons who managed to escape.
The gang however carjacked two people in a Toyota Fielder and before they could get away, police fired at it several times forcing the gang to flee on foot and abandoned the pistol in the car.
The owner of the car said he was ordered to stop at a gun point before he was pushed at the rear seat.
He said he escaped death narrowly as the gang exchanged fire with police close to ten minutes.
After they fled he came out with his hands in the air before identifying himself to police.
The car was towed to Nyeri central Police station as police launched a manhunt for the gang who all managed to escape on foot
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