Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Four minors arrested in a botched highway robbery attempt

Police officers drawn from the National Police Service (NPS) have arrested four minors harassing and robbing motorists along the Kitale-Lodwar highway.

The officers who were working on a tip-off managed to trap the suspected robbers before recovering two AK-47 riffles and 13 rounds of ammunitions which will be used as exhibit before the court.

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“The National Police Service officers in Turkana South Sub-County have, this morning, arrested four suspects following a tip-off by an informer on the sighting of suspected armed robbers harassing motorists near KWS Kenya camp along the Kitale-Lodwar highway.

The incident that occured around 5.30am earlier today, prompted the OCS Kainuk to promptly mobilize a multiagency security response team who set out to pursue the suspects.

Determined to break a streak of armed robberies in the area, our brave men set out to search for the miscreants, dismounted from their vehicles and laid ambush on the robber’s pathway. The criminals, who unknowingly entered our officers’ ambush trap, had no option than surrender, thwarting evil exploits of victimizing innocent travellers.

Two AK 47 rifles and 13 rounds of ammunition were recovered in the sting operation and have all been kept as exhibits. The four, 25-year-old Eyanane Epae Longuny, 18-year-old Loreng Kalulu and two minors aged 13 and 11 are in custody and will be processed for arraignment even as they assist with further investigations.” Said NPS

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Berryl Achieng
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