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Suspected robber shot dead in Nairobi, firearm recovered

Police in Nairobi on Saturday morning shot dead a suspected robber along Ngong Road, Nairobi County.

The unidentified suspect, who was armed with a Jericho pistol, had been spotted behaving suspiciously outside a mall in South B.

However, on sensing danger, he fled the scene but police officers trailed and caught up with him.

He was cornered along Ngong Road by the officers who confronted and gunned him down before he draw his gun which was concealed in his waist.

Nairobi County police commander Adamson Bungei said that officers were still trailing his other accomplices.

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The incident took place just a few hours after another armed suspect was shot dead in Mabatini Area, Githurai 44.

The unidentified male adult had cornered a man who was trying to open a gate leading to his apartment a few minutes after arriving from the city center.

However, the deceased did not know that officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were on patrol.

Detectives who were inside their car noticed the commotion and immediately went after the suspected robber.

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The suspect had already managed to empty his victim’s pockets at gunpoint while from the opposite direction a motorbike which is believed to be the one that had ferried the robber was speeding towards the scene.

The officers gave chase as the motorbike approached and when the rider noticed that officers were around he made a u-turn and sped off leaving his accomplice behind.

“The armed thug suddenly disembarked and started running on foot towards a footpath while shooting at the officers. One of the crime busters opened fire and killed him on the spot,” the DCI said.

The police recovered a Czeska pistol loaded with 9mm caliber from the slain suspect. Police said the firearm will be subjected to for ballistic tests to ascertain whether it has in the past been used in committing crime in the area.

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