Police arrest three people suspected of selling stolen cars

The two vehicles that were intercepted.
Police have arrested three people in Meru suspected to be involved in selling of stolen cars.

Police said the three suspects were trailed from Nairobi following a tip-off from the public.

“The three suspects, Nicholas Opiyo, 20, a resident of Kariobangi North, Kelvin Oduor Demba, 28 from Baba Dogo and Patrick Mburugu, 36 were trailed from Nairobi to Meru,” DCI said.

Police also intercepted two vehicles with similar registration details during the operation.

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“In a similar operation in Nairobi County, detectives intercepted two Toyota Hilux motor vehicles with similar registration number KCE 600P,” police said adding that investigation is ongoing.

Cases of car theft have been on the rise in Nairobi.

On September 1, three suspects were arrested as police burst what they termed as a car syndicate in Nairobi’s Kasarani area.

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Police said the three were suspected to be part of a gang that has been drugging motorists to steal their cars.

Police also seized drugs that the gang is alleged to have been using on their victims.

Two vehicles and SIM cards that were allegedly stolen were recovered from the suspects.

According to police, the suspects are believed to be behind a string of robberies in Kasarani and Roysambu areas. It is alleged they use psychotropic drugs on their unsuspecting victims at nightclubs as their preferred mode of operation.

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