A 19-year-old robbery with violence suspect linked to the breaking and stealing from Kibos Police Post armoury & subsequent robbery of over Ksh. 230,000 from an M-pesa operator at Daraja Mbili in Kisumu has been arrested.
The suspect was nabbed on Thursday by DCI detectives at his Kanyakwar home village in Kisumu.
Detectives were reacting to the robbery reported by a female victim who was on 29th of March, 2020 accosted by a gang of five men armed with a G3 rifle to her house robbing her of the said amount, three mobile phones & a TV set before escaping on two motorcycles.
The Kisumu-based DCI officers, jointly with a deployment from DCI headquarters, narrowed down to the suspect, whereupon arrest & search in his house, a G3 rifle was found wrapped in a sack.
The said rifle was identified as having been stolen from Kibos P/Post on the night of 28th March, 2020 when unknown persons took advantage of a heavy downpour, broke into the armoury & stole three rifles.
During the incident, they also made away with four magazines and about 150 rounds of ammunition. Upon interrogation, the suspect led officers to the house of another of his accomplices within the same locality.
Upon another search, the following were recovered among other items; 3 police jungle jackets & trousers, 3 jungle belts, 3 service colour belts, 2 berets, a police manual, pair of military boots and a TV set.
The said items were identified as having been stolen from the house of an Inspector of Police on 10th March, 2020 while he was undertaking a course at the National Police College Main Campus- Kiganjo.