Police on Wednesday, July 21, shot dead two thugs in an attempted robbery attack in Nairobi.
The deceased were part of six gunmen who had broken into Jamarat hardware in Eastleigh’s 4th street.
The six had arrived at the hardware aboard a pickup truck to stage their brazen robbery, but officers from Pangani Police Station managed to foil it following a tip-off from the public.
” Police got wind of the robbery and, in a bid to clear the city off criminal gangs, responded swiftly and gunned down two of the thugs. Earlier, the misfits had arrived at the hardware aboard a pickup truck to stage their brazen robbery.
“But the timely response by the officers left them scampering on their heels for dear life. The hoodlums who were armed with firearms had in a bid to evade arrest, fired at the fast-approaching officers, with their bullets missing the Corporal leading the onslaught by a whisker,” read the statement from the country’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Police have launched a manhunt for the other four who escaped with gunshot wounds following a fierce shootout between the officers and the bandits.
A pistol with three rounds of 9mm calibre, claw bars, and other crude weapons was recovered from the scene.
Police also recovered two water tanks the thieves managed to steal from the hardware©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.