2 Suspects arrested After Botched M-Pesa Shop Robbery in Lodwar

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Two suspects believed to be part of a group terrorising M-Pesa outlets in Lodwar town have been arrested.

The suspects were arrested after trying to steal from an M-Pesa shop after the attendant raised the alarm.

They are reported to have posed as customers at the shop before taking an M-Pesa phone and trying to run away with it to a parked saloon car before being chased.

“They came to the shop and posed as customers, took my M-Pesa phone and left for me theirs and ran towards their car,” said Ms Rose Kwamboka.

Kwamboka said she shouted attracting the attention of people who gave chase and caught up with them.

The angry mob descended in the suspects before they were rescued by police officers.

“I started shouting and people pursued and caught up with them and started beating them up,” she said.
One of the suspects reported to have been the driver of the saloon car registration number KBJ 732 A, a Toyota Wish, escaped on foot.

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