Police in Kirinyaga County have arrested a prime suspect in connection with a wave of theft targeting parked vehicles in major towns in Kirinyaga County.
The suspect who the police have identified as Alex Mukindi Ndibaru was allegedly arrested just moments after vandalising a vehicle belonging to a local trader in Kutus.
The gang is said to have targeted the trader who runs a petrol station in the area.
Police said that three other suspects escaped in a car they had parked parallel to the one they had vandalised before being discovered.
“This gang has been harassing residents in the area causing sleepless nights to vehicle owners,” said Gichugu sub-county Police commander Anthony Mbogo, adding that the suspect was handed to officials from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
“Our officers are focused on trailing and bringing to book all the other suspects involved in the syndicate that has been targeting all major towns and hotels in Kirinyaga County,” Mbogo said.
According to the police, the gang has been breaking into parked vehicles, stealing laptops and other valuables left behind by their owners.
Kirinyaga residents led by Tebere ward MCA Gudson Muchina thanked the police for their swift action.
The suspect is currently being held at the Kerugoya police station.
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