Arrested: Spate of robberies in Nairobi linked to notorious ex-convict
Police in Nairobi has nabbed an ex-convict who has been linked to a spate of robberies within the city.
In a statement, police say that the suspect whose identity remains sealed due to the sensitivity of the matter was in custody over the spate of thefts.
The suspect was nabbed by officers attached to Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi County.
“Police in Kilimani, Nairobi County through the use of CCTV cameras have nabbed a male suspect linked to recent robbery incidents within the city,” a statement by the National Police Service released on Sunday, December 11. 2022, read in part.
The statement revealed that the suspect then took police officers to his house in Wangige, Kiambu County where they recovered several exhibits which include; shoes and clothes.
The police said that the suspect will be arraigned on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, to answer to charges.
The statement also asked members of the public to go on supporting efforts that have been put in place by the police to deal with insecurity.
“Members of the public should share information to the nearest police station or reach out through the Kenya police toll numbers,” the statement further read.
This comes just a day after police in the city also arrested four men who were nabbed breaking into a motor vehicle.
The suspects were nabbed on the night of Saturday, December 10, 2022, and are being held at the Industrial Area police station ahead of their arraignment on Tuesday, December 13.
They were identified as Mr Thomas, Mr Dennis, Mr Alex and another one who the police only identified using his alias Kabuda.
The arrest of the four took place at a time when police in the city have declared war against crime suspects who operate within the city.
Nairobi County police commander Mr Adamson Bungei said he will strive to make Nairobi a safe city.
“We are not going to allow a few people to affect the peace we have been enjoying in the city. We shall deal with every criminal suspect and ensure they are arraigned in court,” he warned.
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