Man who robbed women after sending them bus fare arrested

Saturday, November 7th, 2020 14:57 |
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Detectives from the Special Crimes Unit on Saturday arrested a 21-year-old Rashid Barasa Omari who stole from young women after sending them fare to meet him.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) said the suspect has been luring young women and college girls into his snare by promising them affordable and lucrative holiday deals.

"Detectives attached to the Serious Crimes Unit have this morning arrested a suspect following a spate of disappearances of young college girls from their homes, " posted the DCI on Facebook.

On online platforms, the suspect posed as a tour operator and fished for victims from Facebook pages belonging to tour companies, the DCI reported.

The hunter has today become the hunted. Detectives attached to the Serious Crimes Unit have this morning arrested a...

Posted by Directorate of Criminal Investigations - DCI on Saturday, 7 November 2020

After a successful hunt, the suspect would then send the women bus fare to meet him in lodgings in Nairobi where he would rob them of their valuables.

The suspect led the police to his den where laptops, mobile phones and handbags were recovered.

Police warned college students against falling into such traps

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