Police in Gilgil, Nakuru County have launched manhunt for four men who have been roughing up members of the public before bundling them into a white Toyota Noah, robbing them of valuables.
According to Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the dreaded knife-wielding gang singles out specific targets at isolated areas, whom they frogmarch into their vehicle, tie up and blindfold, before robbing them and dumping them a distance away.
“In one such incident in Gilgil yesterday morning, a lone man who was waiting for a matatu by the roadside was bundled into the said vehicle, before his cash, some shopping , Cooperative and Equity Bank ATM cards were robbed from him,” DCI said in a statement.
The tied up and blindfolded victim was later flung from the moving vehicle at Kariandusi, after being forced to reveal the pin numbers for the atm cards.
Fortunately, passersby rescued him before reporting to the police.
“We urge members of the public in the county to beware of this trend, and should anyone have information that would lead to the identification of the culprits or vehicle that is believed to be using different registration numbers, to report to any police station,” DCI added.