A woman on the morning of Sunday, October 2, 2022, was robbed by a gang of three who made away with Sh24,000 and her three mobile phones.
Police in Kabete in Nairobi County are currently investigating the matter and even launched a manhunt for the gang which is believed to be the one that has been giving locals in the area sleepless nights.
Ms. Wanjiku said that the three men were armed with a pistol and cornered her at Kabete market as she headed to work.
“She was accosted by three men on a motorcycle while armed with a pistol and ordered her to surrender her bag which she obliged.
The bag had three mobile phones for Mpesa and Equity and Airtel agencies and Sh24,000,” a report filed at Kabete Police Station read in part.
Police officers who were busy on patrol noticed the commotion and rushed to the scene but the gang managed to get away.
They sped towards Naivasha road while riding a motorbike whose number plate was concealed.
This comes barely a week after a similar incident took place within Karen in Nairobi County where two men were attacked by armed robbers riding on a motorbike.
The two area residents lost valuables to armed robbers in separate incidents in Karen Hills Estate.
In the first incident, which was reported at Karen Police Station, Mr. Samuel Njuki Mwangi, an electrician by profession, was shot and seriously injured by the gangsters.
He told the police that he was walking along Rhino Park Road on the Karen-Kikuyu boundary when he saw two motorcycles whose number plates he did not capture.
The motorbike stopped abruptly beside him and two pillion passengers alighted and demanded that he hands over all his valuables.
“Mr Mwangi resisted leading to a scuffle and in the process, one of the gangsters drew a firearm and shot him inflicting a bullet bruise on his left cheek and another gunshot injury on the left ear. He also suffered a deep cut on his forehead,” the police said in a report filed at Karen Police Station.
A few meters from where the incident was taking place another man, Mr. Amos Kipino Sakara, was also accosted and robbed by the same gangsters.
Mr Sakara, who is a student at African International University, was injured on the forehead and lost his mobile phone (a Samsung Galaxy valued at Sh15,000), his wallet, and books.
The two victims were later taken to a nearby dispensary where they were treated and discharged in fair condition.
The scene was visited by regular police officers and detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).