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.