New details involving the eight-hour heist at Assistant Inspector General King'ori Mwangi's home on Monday, August 30, in Pembe Tatu Estate, Nyeri County have emerged.
According to Nyeri County Police Commander Adiel Nyange, three armed thugs who invaded Mwangi's home include a third-year university student at a local university, a suspected robbery convict, and a boyfriend of Mwangi's house help, who is suspected of aiding the robbers with information.
Due to the nature of the well-orchestrated plot, Nyange believes that the operation was an inside job.
He added that the thugs stormed the house at around 6 pm, on a mission to wipe the house clean. A lady, whose identity the police withheld, was at the house during the siege.
"As she was getting back into the compound, the men ambushed and subdued her, forcing her into the house, threatening to kill her if she raised the alarm," Nyange stated.
As the armed crooks took charge of the house, the eight-hour-long heist ensued. The thugs began ransacking the house, room by room, in an effort to loot all the rifles and valuables possessed by the police boss.
They broke into Mwangi's safe and managed to retrieve various items including a gun cleaning kit, assorted bullets, police berets, 12 Gauge Taurus shotgun, a loaded pistol and shotgun shells.
Other items stolen include household goods, electronics, clothes and also slaughtered chicken.
The Nyeri County police boss added that the suspects also forced the woman to cook for them ugali and meat while they awaited the getaway ride.
A few minutes past 1 am, two motorcycles arrived at the Assistant Inspector General's home and began making several trips in order to carry the valuables.
This caught the attention of the neighbours who caught wind of the suspicious motorcycles making several trips to and fro a particular home.
"The call to the police was not made from the home, but by residents of the area. They reported suspicious movement by boda bodas in the area and patrol teams were dispatched," Nyange affirmed.
The officers bumped into one of the motorcycles which led to a chase whereby the accomplices were nabbed.
"As soon as they saw the officers, they ditched the motorbike and the items that they had stolen, but our officers managed to corner another group," the Nyeri police boss stated.
By Tuesday morning, five of the suspects had been arrested, and a section of the valuables retrieved.
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