Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Mombasa are hunting down three armed individuals who are accused of robbing a family in stadium Majengo area, Sunday afternoon.
Police said the three had broken into a house and were ransacking it before they were ambushed.
The three were shot and slightly injured by a neighbor who happened to be a civilian gun license holder.
The trio escaped as the armed neighbor took cover.
Mombasa Urban police chief Lucas Ogara told Baraka FM on phone that the suspects escaped using their vehicle; which is also suspected to be a stolen one.
“The family was not in the house during the raid but the neighbor had noticed the burglary and he shot the suspects who managed to escape,” said the police boss.
The suspects made away with a laptop,jewelry and unknown amount of money.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspects had covered their faces with masks to avoid being noticed.
The police boss said his officers have already been deployed to hunt them down.