DCI Officers Nab Burglary Syndicate

A man in handcuffs
A man in handcuffs

Thika Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO) Joseph Thuvi confirmed the apprehension of a burglaring syndicate on July 30, 2021 in Thika town following numerous burglary reports by the residents of estates in the town in Kiambu County.

According to Thuvi, the syndicate targeted high-end estates and homes of well-to-do residents of the area.

Thuvi confirmed that the criminals targeted the various homes of the residents during daytime hours when the owners were away for the day.

A bunch of master keys, highly sophisticated padlock and car breaking tools, electronics, and gas cylinders were recovered from the suspects.

An image of a team of police officers arriving at a crime scene on December 8, 2021.
An image of a team of police officers arriving at a crime scene in Nairobi on December 8, 2021.
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The police also traced and confiscated a vehicle that is suspected to belong to one of the criminals that they were using to facilitate locomotion during their illegal operations.

Thuvi also confirmed the apprehension of two other suspects that were stealing from unsuspecting pedestrians while riding motorcycles which enabled them to get away fast after the act.

The Thika DCIO said that police from his department had been on the trail for the duo and their accomplices for a great deal of time.

He added that they have been working hard to eliminate the motorcycle crime syndicate that has been on the rise in Thika who mainly targets handbags and mobile phones.

The apprehension of the burglars came at a time when CCTV cameras in a house captured two burglars at the house in Hunters Estate, in the Kasarani area on April 7, 2021 in a separate incident.

In photos shared on social media on the same day, a Twitter user who goes by Jamlick said that his friend Karanja Ngendo lost laptops, cameras and other accessories to the thieves.

The CCTV footage that was seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed one of the robbers trying a couple of times to pick the lock with sophisticated tools before succeeding.

This incident sparked questions among netizens in Kenya who questioned the quality of padlocks sold in Kenya since it took the burglars less amount of time to pick the lock and to break into the house.

Undated image of An entrance to a Police Station
An image of a police station in Kenya
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