Police gun down suspected robber in a botched robbery attempt

Police gun down suspected robber in a botched robbery attempt

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Police officers patrolling in Majengo, Mombasa. PHOTO/FILE.

Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Mombasa on Monday night gunned down one suspected robber,arrested three while a third one escaped.

The suspects are alleged to have robbed businessman Otieno Osum outside KCB bank after him allegedly withdrawing sh 394,000.

The one who escaped had a gun and police added that  the suspects were being  trailed by flyng squad and were cornered near Bamburi.

The suspects allegedly handcuffed the businessman and dropped him near Mamba village in Nyali before proceeding.

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Regional Police Commander Francis Wanjohi confirmed to Baraka FM that a fake toy pistol,handcuffs,a map showing places they were going to rob and fake police ids, had been recovered from the suspects.

The suspects are being locked at Bamburi police awaiting to face charges.

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