A sixteen-year-old boy is among three suspects who were arrested on Friday, June 11 in connection to the spate of robberies targeting motorists along Southern Bypass, Nairobi County.
The suspects were arrested by detectives from Langata Police Station, following a detailed analysis and investigations of the robberies.
According to the DCI, the detectives employed cyber and forensic analysis techniques to identify people benefitting from proceeds of the crimes meted against motorists along the highway.
Also arrested was Boniface Winjira Unganyi, the proprietor of Basement Crew Mobile Shop within Lindi area in Kibra. Police are treating him as the key suspect as they have established that mobile phones stolen from victims found their way to his shop. The phone is then sold cheaply to locals.
During the raid at Winjira’s shop, police recovered 120 mobile phones suspected to have been stolen.
Alex Mboya, 35, was arrested after he was found in possession of a victim’s phone.
A fifteen-year-old was also among three suspects who were arrested in late May on suspicion of preparing to stage attacks against motorists along the Southern Bypass.
Lang’ata-based police say that Brian Mwangi and Nickson Muchiri, both aged 25, together with the teenager were armed with machetes upon their arrest.
The officers also impounded two motorbikes believed to be the suspected criminals’ getaway means.
“A third suspect aged 15, was also arrested as he fled to the nearby Ngong forest, in a bid to evade arrest,” DCI added.