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Eldoret police nab five in car theft syndicate

By Titus Ominde October 11th, 2023 1 min read

Police in Eldoret are holding five people found in possession of smashed vehicles and electronic goods suspected to have been stolen from various places in Eldoret town and its environs.

Police did reveal the value of the goods that were seized in Kapsoya estate following a tip-off from members of the public.

The five men are aged between 25 and 35 years.

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Confirming the incident Uasin Gishu County police commander Benjamin Mwanthi said the recovered goods together with vehicle parts have been taken to Kapsoya police station.

“We have recovered several electronic goods including TV sets, computers, and music systems among others, we are appealing to members of the public to come and identify them from Kapsoya police station,” said Mr Mwanthi.

Mr Mwanthi said the suspects are linked to a recent electronic and motor vehicle theft syndicate reported in the area.

He said that the suspects are going to be grilled to help police arrest more suspects believed to be at large.

Speaking at Kapsoya police station where the suspects are held Mr Mwanthi said police have intensified their crackdown in the area with a hope of arresting more suspects.

He however hailed members of the public who facilitated the arrest by volunteering information to the police.

“Due to good working relationships with members of the public we have been able to reduce crime in this county, we hail members of the public for working together with police,” said Mr Mwanthi.

Police also recovered police uniforms, passports, and academic certificates among other documents from the suspects.

The suspects will be arraigned in court on Thursday.