Confusion as middle-aged man snatches phone from policewoman, takes off

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 18 Aug, 2021 20:14 | < 1 min read
Man arrested for snatching phone from policewoman in Nairobi. PHOTO/COURTESY

According to police reports, insecurity has been rife in the country and more especially in urban centres like Nairobi.

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, a young man snatched a phone from a policewoman in the full glare of the day.

Sources say the policewoman was an undercover on a mission to nab criminals in the area.

Witnesses have narrated to K24 Digital that the young man quietly walked towards the police officer not knowing she was one and snatched her phone before taking off towards CBD on Muranga Road.

“It was a surprise incident when we heard a scream from a lady whom we later learnt was a police officer. She immediately gave the young man a chase and with two gunshots in the air the public got alerted and he was nabbed and eventually got arrested “

The officer made few gunshots in the air to scare the already running thief and also alert public for a catch. Luckily before he vanished members of the public intercepted him and was nabbed and finally arrested.

He was handcuffed and walked calmly to Central Police Station for further interrogation.

Globe Roundabout is said to be a den of thieves that businessmen say needs to be keenly looked into for innocent members of the public to go about their daily activities with ease.