Detectives Recover over 300 TVs During Sting Operation

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Saturday, January 4 recovered television sets worth over Ksh5 million that were stolen from a warehouse in Athi River on December 1, 2019. 

These TVs were recovered in a strenuous operation at a residential house in Buruburu Phase IV, Ukunda Court just two days after police recovered another consignment of the TVs at a residential house in Mbiuni area of Machakos.

"Detectives pursuing a criminal cartel that on Dec 1, 2019, stole over Ksh15 million worth of flat-screen TVs, early today recovered another 243 Syinix TVs in a strenuous operation at a residential house in Buruburu Phase IV, Ukunda Court," DCI tweeted.

The seizure of the 243 sets brought the number of recovered TV to 373.

One man was arrested in connection with the Buruburu raid while two had been nabbed in Machakos during a past operation. 

During the first raid in Machakos, the two suspects led detectives to the lorry that was used to ferry the stolen equipment.

"Suspects are being processed for arraignment and motor vehicle detained. Search for other accomplices and the remaining part of the robbed items continues," the DCI added.

This comes barely after a day after three other suspects were arrested for obtaining money by false pretences after they defrauded a man of Ksh 410,000.

The trio had claimed that they would help the victim be recruited as a KDF officer.

"Having been lured into the trap by one Paul Parsamei Sirere, the victim had met the trio at Accra Hotel, Nairobi on January 2, 2020, and upon giving the cash, was issued with a KDF calling letter.

"They had agreed to meet again yesterday (January 3, 2020) for yet another deal to "help" a relative of the victim get enrolled. However, on showing the letter to a friend, he became suspicious and sought clarification from detectives from DCI Central, Nairobi and Military Police who found the calling letter to be fake," the investigators added

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