Police are holding a robbery suspect whose robbery mission at a house in the Shauri Moyo area of Nairobi backfired.
Ian Otieno, 25, and his three accomplices had gained access to the house of a family within the Jua Kali area on Tuesday night, ordering the victims to cooperate and lie down lest they suffered dire consequences.
The four-man gang robbed the family of three mobile phones before unmounting a 43 inch Hisense TV as they ransacked the house for more valuables.
However, the gang's robbery adventure was cut short by a neighbour who spotted the gang terrorizing the family, raising a distress call that scared them off.
“As he scampered to escape the wrath of a thronging mob, Otieno had brandished a dagger with which he inflicted a cut on the neighbour's head, perhaps for spoiling their felonious party,” said the DCI.
Taking advantage of the help from his neighbourhood that set the gang into a panic, the man of the house raised the police at the nearby Shauri Moyo station.
Responding swiftly and getting a gist of the violent robbery, the police pursued the criminal gang, moments later cornering and arresting Otieno, who clung on to the stolen TV.
A bloodstained knife was also found tucked on his trousers.
Otieno is awaiting arraignment for violent robbery as the police pursue the rest of the gang members.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.