Mombasa,KENYA:Police in Mombasa have arrested two suspected robbers and recovered a toy pistol and police handcuffs.
The duo was arrested Wednesday at around 1pm in Kiembeni estate in Kisauni sub county.
The suspects have been identified as Francis Nziomba and Nicholas Kyallo were in a black Subaru vehicle which police impounded.
Earlier on word went round that the vehicle the suspects were using had been laden with explosives and were targeting unknown destination to bomb.
Police from the anti-terrorism police unit, flying squad and anti crime patrol team were mobilized and efforts to track them commenced.
Roadblocks were mounted in various roads in the city as police comb the estate.
Kisauni police chief Musee Sangura told Baraka FM police that they were acting on a tip off based on information they had received that the suspects were earlier on seen in Changamwe.
He refuted claims that a gun was recovered but made it clear that the said gun was a toy pistol.
He said the two suspects were locked up at the Kisauni dog unit and the said car was towed to the station as investigations commenced.
“We want to establish if the suspects are linked to robberies in the city or any other part of the country,We are asking anyone whom might have been robed to come forward and identify the suspects,” said police boss.