Two robbery suspects apprehended with stolen vehicle in Mombasa

Two robbery suspects apprehended with stolen vehicle in Mombasa

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Mombasa,KENYA:Police on Wednesday evening arrested two robbery suspects in the Nyali area of Mombasa recovering a vehicle they earlier had used in a robbery.
The suspects identified  as Paul Kimeu Mbaraki and Julius Mbondo Musau  are said to  have earlier robbed a businessman of  cash amounting to  sh 400,000 in Changamwe after trailing him from Mombasa island.
Police say the businessman had gone to withdraw the money in one of the banks in the CBD and as he was travelling back to his residence in Changamwe,the suspects obstructed him at the  Kibarani courseway.

According to police probing the matter,one of the suspects had a police radio device which they used to disguise  themselves as CID officers.
Police say  they bundled the man into their private vehicle with one suspect driving off while the other was left  behind with the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect drove the man to Tudor area and later told him to collect his vehicle in Chaani,Changamwe.
The businessman  went to report the matter at the  Changamwe police station after he was released by the suspects ,and that’s when the police swung into action.
The  DCIO for Changamwe Francis Wanjau said the victim’s vehicle contained  cash money, a mobile phone and a laptop and  suspects had stolen the money  leaving the   mobile phone and  the laptop .
“We circulated the matter to all of our officers on duty  and thanks to technology,the number plates of the suspect’s vehicle  were  captured  leading to their arrest.” Added Wanjau.

The DCIO boss explained that the suspects were arrested a few minutes later at the  Naivas center in Nyali  where they had parked their vehicle.
An officer who requested not to be named told Baraka FM that  upon questioning the suspects told police that  they had been instructed to drive the car to the said area where they were expecting to meet another man .
The suspects were locked at Nyali police station before they were handed over to CID officers in Changamwe for  further questioning.

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