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Two Kenyan youngsters arrested in US over armed robbery

Two Kenyans were on Monday morning arrested in Oregon in connection with a robbery at gun point.

Nash Muraya, 21, and Alex Ngatia, 20, are both charged in connection with an incident where a man was robbed at gunpoint while planning to meet a gift card seller.

According to media reports, the victim said the robber fled in a car that had two other people on board.

“The car with the suspects was spotted leaving the area of the robbery shortly after it was reported. Officers stopped the car in the area of Southeast 106th and Southeast Stark, but the driver took off and a high-speed chase resulted,” read a media report in part.

It took a police spike strip to stop the speeding car which was later abandoned and police launched a manhunt for the suspects.

“The car was found abandoned in the area of 157th and Stark and police searched the area until they found the 3 suspects. The third person in the car, a woman, was released without charges,” stated the report.

The gun used in the crime was reported to have been found during the second combing of the scene by police.

Ngatia was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery. Police said he made the initial contact with the victim.

Muraya on his part was charged with robbery, attempt to elude by vehicle and attempt to elude on foot.

Detectives said he is believed to be the gunman and the driver.