Four gangsters killed after a botched carjacking incident
| Dec 16th 2014 | 2 min read
Nairobi, Kenya: Police say the four gunmen who were caught in a surveillance video unsuccessfully trying to carjack what is seen to be an armoured BMW were killed hours later.
The four were killed along Manyanja Road in Umoja by police from Special Crimes Prevention Unit as they escaped last Thursday.
According to police, the four left the scene after being unsuccessful and rode few meters away before boarding a car.
In the 8 am incident outside the Giro Bank in Parklands, two gangsters were caught by CCTV cameras trying to force open the doors of a vehicle belonging to a businessman, while pointing guns at the driver.
One gangster later attempted to break the car window screen using the gun in vain. The businessman had rolled up all the window screens and locked the doors.
In what seems to be in a panic mood, the victim stopped there for a short while before he reversed as one of the gunmen tried to get access into the car.
The businessman then bravely sped off leaving the thugs at the scene.
They then hopped onto two motorbikes that had been waiting nearby.
According to officers from Special Crime Prevention Unit and Flying Squad, an operation was mounted after an alarm was raised.
Head of SCPU Noah Katumo said their trailled them to Embakasi area where the gang tried to rob a Chinese businessman in vain.
He said the gang had been profiled and their informers named them and their movements after the robbery.
"The officers had information about them because they had been involved in other robberies in the past. They were well profiled and known before they were caught," he said.
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