Police in Nakuru foil planned robbery, gun down six suspects

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 12:22 |
An assortment of weapons recovered from the raid.

Police in Nakuru on Monday evening shot dead six robbery suspects and recovered seven firearms at Section 58 after foiling a planned robbery.

According to Nakuru County Criminal Investigations Officer (CIO)Anthony Sunguti, detectives on a tip off trailed the suspects from Nairobi by tapping their mobile conversations and ambushed them in Nakuru Section 58.

“We received a report of a planned robbery operation within Nakuru and mobilized our officers together with the Kenya Police with a view of preventing crime,” said Mr Sunguti.

The suspects in a Toyota Probox KCE 475 X shot at the officers after they were challenged to stop and the officers killed six of them on returning fire. The car is suspected to have been stolen in Nairobi.

The Nakuru CIO said police are hunting for the two suspects who managed to escape. They are said to belong to an organized gang robbing people even during the day.

Mr. Sunguti CIO appealed to members of the public to share any information on the suspects and which could lead to their arrest.

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