The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched a search for a criminal gang terrorizing residents in Gilgil, Nakuru county.
The gang, which consists of four members, is notorious for robbing its victims. According to the DCI, they use a white car to conduct their operations.
They then blindfold their victims and tie them up before bundling them into the vehicle and stealing valuables.
"The dreaded knife-wielding gang of four men including the driver singles out specific targets at isolated areas, whom they frogmarch into their vehicle, tie up and blindfold, before robbing them and dumping them a distance away," DCI stated in a statement.An undated photo of a police car in Kenya.file
The police narrated an incident on such that happened on Saturday morning, October 23, stating that a lone man waiting for matatu by the roadside was tied up and blindfolded before being bundled into the vehicle.
The report further notes that the thugs robbed the victim of his cash, some shopping and his ATM cards.
According to DCI, the victim was flung from the moving vehicle at Kariandusi after being forced to reveal the PIN numbers for his ATM cards.
As luck would have it, passers-by came to his rescue before proceeding to the local police station to file a report.
The Directorate is now appealing to the public to share information on their whereabouts should they come across the dreadful gang.
"We urge members of the public in the county to beware of this trend, and should anyone have information that would lead to the identification of the culprits or vehicle that is believed to be using different registration number plates," DCI stated.
"To report to any police station, call any of the police hotlines or #FichuakwaDCI through the toll-free 0800 722 203 line." they further stated.
Kenya's crime index is currently at 57.72.An undated image of Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi.The Standardcriminal steal thug
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