Police arrest 2 suspects masquerading as detectives in Ruiru

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 20 Jan, 2023 12:55 | 2 mins read
Fake pistol recovered during the operation. PHOTO/Police

Two suspects masquerading as detectives were Thursday, January 19 arrested after they raided an apartment at Kihunguro in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

According to the police statement seen by K24 Digital, the duo who raided a house at Elim Shepherd apartment at around 1 am, had introduced themselves as detectives based at Pangani police station.

However, residents became suspicious and raised alarm, attracting officers from Ruiru police station who rushed to the scene.

"The swift response by the Ruiru based officers caught the thugs by surprise as one of them attempted to fly from the 3rd floor of the apartment only to land on the apartment’s floor with a heavy thud seriously injuring his head.

"Minutes after the residents made the all-important call, the deafening rumbling sound of the all terrain police land cruiser was heard groaning from a Kilometre away vrooooom! ga ga ga ga ga! as its wheels crushed against the rocky road leading to the apartment with unrestrained enthusiasm," the police statement read in part.

One of the suspects, who had climbed the apartment to the third floor, jumped down injuring his head.

"The roaring sound of the recently acquired beast coupled by its headlights on full beam seemed to have terrified the thugs, who looked for an escape route with little success.

"As the machine negotiated the last bend to the apartment’s gate with two recently graduated officers from Kiganjo hanging precariously at the back with their rifles carefully secured on their chests with a sling, one of the thugs pulled the James Bond stunt that backfired terribly, after he landed on all four against the ground and severely injured his head," police stated.

Suspect surrenders to police

One of the suspects surrendered to police after being cornered and handed over his fake pistol and fake police certificate of appointment.

"The suspect who sustained serious injuries was rushed to Ruiru Level 4 hospital for treatment as his accomplice identified as Robert Gitonga became a guest of the State at Ruiru police station," police added.

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