Police gun down robber, recover stolen car and valuables in Ruiru
Police on Saturday night gunned down an armed robber and recovered a stolen saloon car, a gun, mobile phone, and motor vehicle parts in Ruiru’s Kihunguro area.
According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), a man and his girlfriend who had violently been robbed of their car and valuables raised an alarm to police on patrol.
In the 3 AM incident, a two-man gang robbed the couple of their car as they were parking it at an apartment building, along with three smartphones.
The DCI further states that the gunmen fired severally in the air as they escaped, to scare off the neighbors.
Police intercepted the two carrying a sack minutes later, upon which one of the men brandished a pistol and opened fire at the officers as his accomplice escaped.
The officers then fired back, killing the gunman.
The statement adds that a pistol loaded with 7 rounds of ammunition, assorted motor vehicle parts stashed in the sack, and a mobile phone were recovered from the scene and a search around the area led to the recovery of the couple’s vandalized car.
Police are yet to comment on the whereabouts of the second robber.