Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Changamwe Mombasa have recovered a Ceska pistol with 7 rounds of ammunition dropped by robbers who were attempting to steal from an M-pesa shop.
Two men in a motorcycle, reportedly on Tuesday approached an Mpesa owner with the intention of withdrawing some money; while one of the men was armed with the firearm.
The one with the gun then reportedly dropped it accidentally, as he was waiting for the Mpesa owner to serve him. Thereafter, they attempted to steal from the shop owner but were overwhelmed.
Police said the M-pesa owner yelled attracting attention and that is when the suspects escaped to avoid being lynched by the mob.
Changamwe Police boss Stanley Chateka confirmed the incident saying the firearm has been forwarded to ballistic experts to identify the owner.
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The police boss noted the suspects later escaped using a motorcycle without a registration number and that they have launched a manhunt.