Flying Squad bust car theft syndicate in Dandora, recover stolen car
Flying Squad detectives are holding two people linked to a car theft syndicate in Dandora.
The two suspects, Joseph Mwaura Gitau and Raphael Mutungi Mwendwa, were arrested on Friday following a crackdown on stolen motor vehicles in Nairobi.
During the crackdown the detectives recovered a Toyota Wish registration number KBQ 613T, but preliminary investigations revealed that the chassis number was different from the one on the vehicle.
Upon searching the physical chassis number, it revealed that the original registration number was KBR 618D which was reported stolen at #Zimmerman in Kasarani. Two prime suspects; Joseph Mwaura Gitau & Raphael Mutungi Mwendwa arrested & in custody. Further investigations ongoing.
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) July 27, 2019
Upon searching the physical chassis number, it revealed that the original registration number was KBR 618D which was reported stolen at Zimmerman in Kasarani, police said in a statement.
In April, four suspects were arrested in possession of a car that was stolen from Central Police station.
The four, Zacharia Maina, Stephen Ndungu, Francis Karuthi and James Kamau, were said to be part of a car theft syndicate which has been operating within Nairobi.
Detectives said they had already changed details of the stolen vehicle and were planning to sell it.