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Police arrest 3 men suspected of running car theft ring

NAIROBI
By Cyrus Ombati | Sep 2nd 2019 | 2 min read

Three suspects were over the weekend arrested on suspicion of car theft in Nairobi’s Kasarani area, police said.

The men are alleged to be part of a gang that has been drugging motorists before stealing their cars.

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

Two vehicles that were allegedly stolen, as well as SIM cards were recovered from the suspects.

Police are searching for a fourth suspect.

According to officers, the suspects are believed to be behind a string of robberies in Kasarani and Roysambu areas.

They are said to target unsuspecting victims in nightclubs, spiking their drinks before robbing them when they fall unconscious.

"Several items were confiscated during the operation by detectives based in Kasarani. We seized a Toyota Probox, phones, several SIM cards and psychotropic drugs,” said Kasarani police boss Peter Kimani.

Arrest warrants

Elsewhere, police are holding a 45-year-old man said to have conned two businessmen of Sh10 million by claiming to be a State House official.

The suspect was arrested by Flying Squad officer on Friday in Limuru, hours after he is said to have conned another trader of Sh3 million.

Police say he lied to the trader that he is in a position to help him secure a State job. 

According to officers, the man has eight warrants of arrest on his head issued by two courts in Nairobi.

Two of the arrest warrants have been issued by a court in Milimani, while another six were issued by a Kibera court.

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