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Police in Mombasa arrest suspect who escaped from custody

Police in Mombasa have arrested a robbery with violence suspect who recently escaped from custody at the Mombasa Law Court.

Hussein Abdallah Mohammed alias H Kubwa was arrested in Changamwe with two others identified as Abdallah Bakari, Hamisi Matano Matano.

The trio is suspected to be criminals from Likoni.

A police report filed at Changamwe Police Station indicates the trio was also arrested with stolen items including one ampex subwoofer, one mobile phone, a pair of shoes, an extension, a metal bar fixed in a horse pipe, and a screw driver.

“At Changamwe Shell Roundabout, the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Changamwe and his team acting on a tipoff, managed to arrest the escapee,” the report read in part.

Mohammed had managed to escape police dragnet at Mombasa High Court alongside two others namely; Daniel Kimani and Francis Mokaya alias Kasumuni who are still at large.

Police officers asked members of the public who have been robbed in the recent past to go to Central police station in Mombasa town and help identify the three suspects.

Robbery cases within the Coastal region are on increase.

Most of the robbery incidents are conducted by machete-wielding gangs.